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  Titan (rocket family) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Titan was a family of U.S. expendable rockets used between 1959 and 2005.
The Titan II was a hypergolicly-fueled two-stage ICBM that was used by the U.S. Air Force from the mid 1960s to the mid 1980s.
As of 2006, the Titan family of rockets are obsolete.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Titan_(rocket_family)   (850 words)

  
 Titan 2
The Titan 2 ICBM had been outfitted with a Delco Carousel- type guidance similar to that used in the Titan 3 while it was still deployed as a ballistic missile.
Titan II flight N-20, the 19th in the series of Air Force research and development flights, was launched from Cape Canaveral.
Thirty-two Titan II test flights were analyzed to determine whether any characteristic of the flight would have demanded a Gemini abort; 22 were adjudged successful from the standpoint of a Gemini mission, nine would have required Gemini to abort, and one resulted in a prelaunch shutdown.
www.astronautix.com /lvs/titan2.htm   (12954 words)

  
 Titan
The Titan III launch vehicle was the result of an effort by military planners to increase low orbit payload weight to 25,000 pounds, establish a high degree of standardization, and provide significantly greater economies of operation, using a vehicle assembled from standard building blocks and possessing high reliability and mission flexibility.
The Titan III designation was initially used in mid-1959 for a two stage 160-inch diameter non-cryogenic missile (with a Centaur third stage) as a successor to Titan II with a capability of fulfilling the Saturn space mission.
Titan IIIA was a two-stage liquid-propellant vehicle that employed two solid-propellant motors to augment the thrust capability of the basic vehicle during lift-off.
www.fas.org /spp/military/program/launch/titan.htm   (4681 words)

  
 Martin Marietta Titan Launch Vehicles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Titan Is were eventually replaced between 1963 and 1965 by more powerful and redesigned Titan IIs.
The Titan III-A was quickly replaced however by the Titan III-B which usually had an Agena D as the third stage; this combination launched numerous Air Force satellites during the 1960s and 1970s.
The biggest change to the Titan series, however, was the addition of two large solid rockets to the main vehicle to increase the available thrust at liftoff from 463,000 to 2,360,000 pounds.
www.wpafb.af.mil /museum/space_flight/sf22.htm   (579 words)

  
 Titan rocket
A Titan 4B was launched in October 2001, carrying an undisclosed cargo, likely to be some form of spy satellite.
Family of US space rockets, developed from the Titan intercontinental missile.
More powerful Titans, with additional stages and strap-on boosters, such as the Titan-Centaur, were used to launch spy satellites and space probes, including the Viking and Voyager probes, Mars Observer, and Cassini.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0010413.html   (198 words)

  
 Launch of the Titan 3C Solid-Fuel Rocket   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Compared to a liquid-propellant rocket, a solid-propellant rocket has fewer parts, simpler construction, is safer and more reliable, and yet it can develop greater power (thrust) than a liquid-propellant rocket of the same size.
The Titan launch vehicle family was developed by the United States Air Force to meet its medium lift requirements in the 1960's.
Titan 3C was made of the 3 stages of Titan 3A plus two lateral solid boosters of 3.1 m diameter.
www.todayinsci.com /Events/Rockets/0618Titan3C.htm   (777 words)

  
 Spaceflight Now | Titan Launch Report | Mission Status Center
The Titan launched on schedule, soaring up the U.S. East Coast to the dazzling delight of spectators from Florida to New England who saw the rocket's exhaust trail and the remarkable sight when the first stage jettisoned at the moment of second stage ignition.
This was the 168th Titan from the Cape.
The rocket is passing an altitude of 67 miles as it travels 81 miles downrange of the pad on this northeast trajectory.
www.spaceflightnow.com /titan/b30/status.html   (3676 words)

  
 Titan 4B
The Titan core vehicle operated correctly, but a software error in the Centaur stage resulted in all three planned burns being made at the wrong times, during the first orbit instead of over a six hour period.
However the short 50 foot Titan fairing was used instead of the 66 foot fairing used by Lacrosse.
Titan 4B-41 with core stage K-30 took off from Cape Canaveral and placed Milstar and the Centaur TC-22 upper stage in a suborbital trajectory.
www.astronautix.com /lvs/titan4b.htm   (1553 words)

  
 Spaceflight Now | Titan Launch Report | Reality realized: Titan has left Cape Canaveral
Relegated to retirement, the Titans are fading into history in favor of less-expensive and more modular Atlas 5 and Delta 4 rocket fleets to fulfill the U.S. government's heavy-lifting needs in space.
Titan began in the 1950s as a two-stage intercontinental ballistic missile, which made its first launch from the Cape in 1959.
Titan has been a good run and I don't know there is anything else in the industry that would fulfill me as much Titan has," Freels said.
www.spaceflightnow.com /titan/b30   (2037 words)

  
 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Titan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Titan (rocket family), a family of U.S. expendable rockets
Titans cricket team, the Nashua Titans, a South African cricket team based in Centurion and Benoni
Titans (warcraft), a race of beings that shape worlds in order to encourage the development of sentient life
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/Titan   (397 words)

  
 Proton 8K82
The Proton had its origin in the early 1960’s, as a heavy two-stage rocket that could be used to launch large military payloads into space as well as act as a ballistic missile for nuclear warheads up to 100 MT in yield.
At this time the military-political leadership formulated a requirement for a heavy rocket that could be used to launch large military payloads into space as well as act as a ballistic missile for nuclear warheads up to 100 MT in yield.
The rocket was to be built initially for the GR-2 requirement - a heavy rocket that could be used to launch large military payloads into space as well as act as a ballistic missile for multiple nuclear warheads up to 100 MT in yield.
www.friends-partners.org /partners/mwade/lvs/pron8k82.htm   (3696 words)

  
 Welcome To Spacecraft Films   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Later possible sets include the Redstone/Jupiter rocket family, the Thor/Delta family, the Titan family, etc. We'll announce these sets specifically as they are planned.
Each of these sets are likely to be 1 DVD sets that will examine the history of each rocket family in-depth.
Titan I - In silo and above ground launches of a the Titan I. Includes several views of an unsuccessful launch.
www.spacecraftfilms.com /liftoff.htm   (646 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- Final Titan Rocket Launch Ends an Era
The last Titan rocket, a Titan 4B, lofts a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on October 19, 2005.
Titan 1's began launching in 1959, then evolved into the Titan 2 missiles that also found use in the 1960s by blasting NASA's manned Gemini missions into orbit in the precursor to Apollo and were retrofitted in the 1980s for lofting government spacecraft, including weather satellites.
Various Titan 3, 34B and 34D satellite-launchers and finally the largest and most powerful version -- the Titan 4 -- were conceived through the years to incrementally increase the capability of the rocket family.
www.space.com /missionlaunches/sfn_051020_titan4_finalflight.html   (1392 words)

  
 Titan (rocket) - Wikimedia Commons
Liftoff of Titan II rocket with Gemini 6A from Pad 19 (Dec. 15, 1965)
Titan II(23)G rocket in Vandenberg (Sept. 5, 1988)
Titan IIIE Centaur with Helios 1 spacecraft (1974)
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Titan_(Rocket)   (373 words)

  
 History of Rocketry
Family members were to be left behind under the provision of the U.S. Army, with associated costs deducted from the wages paid to the scientists.
Sounding rockets are intended to study the temperature, pressure, density, composition, structure and movement within the upper atmosphere, typically to altitudes of up to 250 miles but sometimes much higher.
Explorer I was launched aboard a Juno I rocket, a four-stage Redstone adapted from a Jupiter C rocket developed to support high-altitude testing of Jupiter missile components.
www.spaceline.org /history/6.html   (5507 words)

  
 Atlas (rocket)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Though never used in combat it was as the expendable launch system for the Mariner space probes used to study Mercury Venus and Mars (1962—1973); and to launch ten of Mercury program missions (1962—1963).
Atlas is almost unique in its use balloon tanks for fuel made of very stainless steel with minimal or no rigid support Pressure in the tanks provides the structural required for flight.
An Atlas rocket will under its own weight if not kept The only other known use of balloon tanks at the time of writing the Centaur high-energy upper stage.
www.freeglossary.com /Atlas_(rocket)   (739 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- Titan Rocket's Last Cape Launch a 'Bitter Pill' for Workers
A pair of Titan 4 rockets, built by Lockheed Martin, are standing on their respective launch pads at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and California's Vandenberg Air Force Base awaiting blastoff to carry spy satellite payloads into Earth orbit for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.
A new breed of Atlas 5 and Delta 4 rockets -- the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles -- were developed to replace Titan to give the country assured access to space.
Plans for the pad and various rocket assembly buildings are uncertain as officials examine the needs for NASA's Crew Exploration Vehicle -- the human spaceship destined to replace the space shuttle fleet in the coming years.
www.space.com /missionlaunches/sfn_titan4b_workforce_050428.html   (1164 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search Results - ICBM
ICBM, acronym for intercontinental ballistic missile, a rocket designed to carry nuclear warheads thousands of kilometers to their targets.
Atlas (rocket), family of rockets used primarily as launch vehicles for commercial, military, and scientific satellites.
The first U.S. intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), such as the Atlas and the Titan, used liquid propellants.
ca.encarta.msn.com /ICBM.html   (81 words)

  
 titan
In Greek mythology the Titans were the giant divine beings who preceded the Olympian gods.
Titan is a fantasy war board game manufactured by Avalon Hill.
Welcome to Titan Airways, the UK's most prestigious charter airline...
www.fact-library.com /titan.html   (60 words)

  
 News Template   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Titan IVB, which carried a National Reconnaissance Office payload, flew from CCAFS Pad 40 at 8:50 p.m., treating onlookers at the Cape and along the beach to a brilliant display of rocket power.
The weeks before the last Titan IV from the Eastern Range proved to be less than smooth, however, the hours and minutes prior to the launch were eerily trouble-free.
After the rocket roared through the night sky, the faint stream of light left behind was characteristic of the impact the Titan family of rockets and missiles has made on the world during the last five decades.
www.peterson.af.mil /HQAFSPC/News/News_Asp/nws_tmp.asp?storyid=05-148   (496 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Manned Orbiting Laboratory
There was one test flight of an MOL mockup that was constructed from a Titan II propellant tank.
The test flight was launched by the USAF on November 3, 1966 at 13:50:42 UTC on launch vehicle Titan IIIC-9 from LC-40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Operational MOLs were to be launched on Titan IIIM rockets from SLC-6 at Vandenberg AFB, California and LC-40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Manned_Orbiting_Laboratory   (551 words)

  
 LompocRecord.com
Readying the launch pad for the new rocket meant building a 62,500-square-foot Horizontal Integration Facility, where the Delta 4 rocket's first and second stages are mated under an 85-foot-tall ceiling.
The Air Force asked aerospace leaders to develop new families of rockets to reduce costs and increase simplicity of getting medium and large satellites to space.
While Boeing's Delta 2 rockets, which have gained a workhorse status, sport a blue and white outer shell, the new booster is pale yellow.
www.lompocrecord.com /articles/2005/04/28/news/news03.txt   (868 words)

  
 Space Today Online -- Beating Swords Into Plowshares -- Russian Submarine Space Launches
The unusual launch was the first time a commercial payload had ever been sent from Earth into orbit from a submarine and the first commercial space launch in the history of the Russian Navy.
The satellites named TUBSAT were launched on a Shitl rocket which was a converted sea-launched ballistic missile (SLBM).
The Shitl rocket family is one of a range of space launch vehicles derived from decommissioned ballistic missiles offered for sale by Russia after the Cold War.
www.spacetoday.org /Rockets/Plowshares/Submarine.html   (558 words)

  
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A Titan 4B rocket is set to launch into space Wednesday, marking the final flight of a Titan 4 rocket.
The Titan 4 rocket family, built by Lockheed Martin, debuted in 1989.
Titan 4 finally fueled for secret satellite launch BY JUSTIN RAY SPACEFLIGHT NOW Posted: April 26, 2005 The final Lockheed Martin Titan 4 rocket to launch from Cape Canaveral will soar up the U.S. eastern seaboard Friday night carrying a mysterious military payload.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/keyword?k=titaniv   (943 words)

  
 McDonnell Douglas Press Release 96-325
In 1998 the Air Force will award a new contract to one of the two teams to design, manufacture and fly a family of rockets to carry small, medium and heavy payloads into space.
The larger Delta III fairing and second stage would be on the Delta IV medium, and the proven McDonnell Douglas-built Titan IV fairing and a modified Delta III second stage would be incorporated on the Delta IV heavy.
The use of horizontal processing of the rocket and the reduced pre-launch on-pad time from 24 days to only six to eight days.
www.boeing.com /news/releases/mdc/96-325.html   (651 words)

  
 Titan - OneLook Dictionary Search
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