Titan IIID

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Titan IIID
Titan IIID rocket.jpg
Launch of a Titan IIID
Function Expendable launch system
Manufacturer Martin Marietta
Country of origin USA
Size
Height 36 m (118 ft)
Diameter 3.05 m (10.0 ft)
Mass 612,990 kg (1,351,410 lb)
Stages Two
Capacity
Payload to LEO 12,300 kg (27,100 lb)
Associated rockets
Family Titan
Launch history
Status Retired
Launch sites SLC-4E, Vandenberg AFB
Total launches 22
Successes 22
First flight 15 June 1971
Last flight 17 November 1982
Boosters (Stage 0) - UA1205
No. boosters Two
Thrust 5,849 kN (1,315,000 lbf)
Specific impulse 263 sec
Burn time 115 seconds
Fuel Solid
First stage
Engines 2 LR87-11
Thrust 2,340 kN (530,000 lbf)
Specific impulse 302 sec
Burn time 147 seconds
Fuel A-50/N2O4
Second stage
Engines 1 LR91-11
Thrust 454 kN (102,000 lbf)
Specific impulse 316 sec
Burn time 205 seconds
Fuel A-50/N2O4

The Titan IIID or Titan 3D was an American expendable launch system, flown 22 times with KH-9 and KH-11 satellites between 1971 and 1982, all successful launches.[1] Essentially a IIIC with the Transstage removed, it was designed for heavy LEO payloads.

The Titan IIID first flew on 15 June 1971, launching the first KH-9 satellite.[2] It was retired from service in 1982, and replaced by the uprated Titan 34D. All launches occurred from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Launch history

References

  1. Krebs, Gunter. "Titan-3D". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-01-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Wade, Mark. "Titan". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-01-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

Media related to Titan IIID at Wikimedia Commons