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Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 301st Rescue Squadron supported the successful launch of a Spacex Falcon 9 rocket Friday June 29. The launch of the Falcon 9 marked its fifteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission at 5:42:42 a.m. EDT, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. This unmanned mission brought supplies and instruments as well as a floating robotic head called CIMON, which stands for Crew Interactive Mobile Companion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Cathleen Snow)
PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 301st Rescue Squadron supported the successful launch of a Spacex Falcon 9 rocket Friday, June 29. The launch of the Falcon 9 marked its fifteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission lifting off at 5:42:42 a.m. EDT, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
This unmanned mission brought supplies and instruments as well as a floating robotic head called CIMON, which stands for Crew Interactive Mobile Companion.
“This was the first launch I’ve participated in,” said Lt. Josh Civelli, 301st RQS pilot. “Everything went smoothly and I feel very confident in our abilities to do these launches, effectively and safely.”
Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing serve to clear and secure the Eastern Range by overflight in Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters during a majority of Space Coast rocket launches.
CIMON, a project from German Aerospace Center, Airbus, and IBM, will act as a flying camera and uses fans and maneuvering fins to move around the station to monitor experiments and repairs. Additionally, CIMON has the ability to chat with the crew using IBM’s Watson AI.
The Dragon spacecraft separated from Falcon 9’s second stage about nine minutes and thirty seconds after liftoff and arrived at the International Space Station July 2.
The Dragon will return to Earth with more than 4,000 pounds of cargo after a one-month stay at the ISS.About this Publication: All information regarding non-federal, third party entities posted on the HDIAC website shall be considered informational, aimed to advance the Department of Defense (DoD) Information Analysis Center (IAC) objective of providing knowledge to the Government, academia, and private industry. Through these postings, HDIAC’s goal is to provide awareness of opportunities to interact and collaborate. The presence of non-federal, third party information does not constitute an endorsement by the United States DoD or HDIAC of any non-federal entity or event sponsored by a non-federal entity. The appearance of external hyperlinks in this publication and reference herein to any specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or HDIAC. HDIAC is a DoD sponsored IAC, with policy oversight provided by the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD (R&E)), and administratively managed by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). For permission and restrictions on reprinting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Any views or opinions expressed on this website do not represent those of HDIAC, DTIC, or the DoD.