Harris Provides Operations Support for USAF 50th Space Wing
Harris Technical Services in Colorado Springs, CO received a $10 million contract modification for operations, maintenance, and logistics support to the US Air Force Space Command’s 50th Space Wing. At this time the entire amount has been obligated. 50 CONS/LGCZW at Schriever Air Force Base in California manages the contract (FA2550-08-C-8011, P00032).
The 50th Space Wing is responsible for the operations and support of more than 170 US military satellites…
The 50th Space Wing operates and supports US military satellite programs, including Midcourse Space Experiment, the Global Positioning System, the Defense Satellite Communications System, Wideband Global SATCOM, Milstar, and the worldwide Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN).
The wing operates satellite operation centers at Schriever AFB and remote tracking stations and other command and control facilities around the world. These facilities monitor satellites during launch, put the satellites in their proper orbits following launch, operate the satellites while they are in orbit, keep them functioning, and dispose of the satellites at their end of life.
The wing is composed of three groups: 50th Operations Group, 50th Network Operations Group and 50th Mission Support Group.
50th OG operates assigned satellite systems, trains space operations crews, and provides operational support and evaluation functions for management of satellite operations centers and assigned ground stations. The group is composed of 5 active-duty and 2 Reserve squadrons, as well as 1 Air National Guard squadron.
50th NOG commands and controls the AFSCN, manages and executes wing maintenance activities, and provides communications-computer support for space operations missions and other US Department of Defense, commercial and national missions. The group is composed of 4 squadrons, 6 detachments, and the Program Management Office.
50th MSG provides security, civil engineering, fire, personnel, contracting, services and logistic readiness support to Schriever AFB. The group is composed of 4 squadrons, a flight and 1 division providing base support of the wing’s sites worldwide.