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  United States
Size
Height 36 metres (118 ft)
Diameter 3.05 metres (10.0 ft)
Mass 612,990 kilograms (1,351,410 lb)
Stages Two
Capacity
Payload to
LEO
12,300 kilograms (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
Engines 1 solid
Thrust 5,849 kilonewtons (1,315,000 lbf)
Specific impulse 263 sec
Burn time 115 seconds
Fuel Solid
First Stage
Engines 2 LR87-11
Thrust 2,340 kilonewtons (530,000 lbf)
Specific impulse 302 sec
Burn time 147 seconds
Fuel A-50/N2O4
Second Stage
Engines 1 LR91-11
Thrust 454 kilonewtons (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, launched twenty two times with KH-9 and KH-11 satellites between 1971 and 1982.[1] It was a two-stage derivative of the three stage Titan IIIC, optimised for low Earth orbit launches through the removal of the Transtage upper stage of the IIIC.

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

Launch history[edit]

Date/Time (GMT) Launch Site S/N Payload Outcome Remarks
15 June 1971
18:41
VAFB LC-4E 3D-1 OPS-8709 (KH-9) Successful
20 January 1972
18:36
VAFB LC-4E 3D-2 OPS-1737 (KH-9) Successful
7 July 1972
17:46
VAFB LC-4E 3D-5 OPS-7293 (KH-9) Successful
10 October 1972
18:03
VAFB LC-4E 3D-3 OPS-8314 (KH-9) Successful
9 March 1973
21:00
VAFB LC-4E 3D-6 OPS-8410 (KH-9) Successful
13 July 1973
20:22
VAFB LC-4E 3D-7 OPS-8261 (KH-9) Successful
10 November 1973
20:12
VAFB LC-4E 3D-8 OPS-6630 (KH-9) Successful
10 April 1974
20:20
VAFB LC-4E 3D-9 OPS-6245 (KH-9) Successful
29 October 1974
19:30
VAFB LC-4E 3D-4 OPS-7122 (KH-9) Successful
8 June 1975
18:30
VAFB LC-4E 3D-10 OPS-6381 (KH-9) Successful
4 December 1975
20:30
VAFB LC-4E 3D-13 OPS-5547 (KH-9) Successful
8 July 1976
18:30
VAFB LC-4E 3D-14 OPS-4699 (KH-9) Successful
19 December 1976
18:19
VAFB LC-4E 3D-15 OPS-5705 (KH-11) Successful
27 June 1977
18:30
VAFB LC-4E 3D-17 OPS-4800 (KH-9) Successful
26 March 1978
18:40
VAFB LC-4E 3D-20 OPS-0460 (KH-9) Successful
14 June 1978
18:23
VAFB LC-4E 3D-18 OPS-4515 (KH-11) Successful
16 March 1979
18:30
VAFB LC-4E 3D-21 OPS-3854 (KH-9) Successful
7 February 1980
21:10
VAFB LC-4E 3D-19 OPS-2581 (KH-11) Successful
18 June 1980
18:30
VAFB LC-4E 3D-16 OPS-3123 (KH-9) Successful
3 September 1981
18:29
VAFB LC-4E 3D-22 OPS-3984 (KH-11) Successful
11 May 1982
18:35
VAFB LC-4E 3D-24 OPS-5642 (KH-9) Successful
17 November 1982
21:18
VAFB LC-4E 3D-23 OPS-9627 (KH-11) Successful


References[edit]

  1. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "Titan-3D". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-01-25. 
  2. ^ Wade, Mark. "Titan". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-01-25. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Titan IIID at Wikimedia Commons