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Titan II

Background Information
First Launch:
September 1988
Flight Rate:
2-3 per year
Launch Site:
SLC-4W (VAFB)
Capability:
4,200 lb to LEO polar

History

  • Titan program started in 1950s as Air Force ICBM
  • Titan II ICBM first launched in 1962
  • Titan ICBM deactivated between 1982 and 1987
  • Titan II ICBM assets being converted to SLVs
  • Reconfigured Titan II used in human spaceflight Gemini program (1964-1966)

Description

  • Two-stage liquid-propellant vehicle
  • Stage 1 uses two Aerojet LR-87 engines that burn N2O4/A-50 generating a total of 474,000 lb of thrust
  • Stage 2 uses one Aerojet LR-91 engine that burns N2O4/A-50 generating 100,000 lb of thrust

Profile

Length:
118.5 ft
Launch Weight:
340,000 lb
Diameter:
10 ft
Liftoff Thrust:
474,000 lb
Payload Fairing:
25 ft X 10 ft

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