Launch of the first Titan IIIA
|Function||Prototype expendable launch system|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Height||42 metres (138 ft)|
|Diameter||3.05 metres (10.0 ft)|
|Mass||161,730 kilograms (356,550 lb)|
|Payload to LEO||3,100 kilograms (6,800 lb)|
|Launch sites||LC-20, Cape Canaveral|
|First flight||1 September 1964|
|Last flight||6 May 1965|
|Thrust||1,941.7 kilonewtons (436,500 lbf)|
|Burn time||164 seconds|
|Thrust||453.7 kilonewtons (102,000 lbf)|
|Specific impulse||316 sec|
|Burn time||184 seconds|
|Third stage – Transtage|
|Thrust||71 kilonewtons (16,000 lbf)|
|Specific impulse||311 sec|
|Burn time||440 seconds|
The Titan IIIA or Titan 3A was an American expendable launch system, launched four times in 1964 and 1965, to test the Transtage upper stage which was intended for use on the larger Titan IIIC. The Transtage was mounted atop two core stages derived from the Titan II. The Titan IIIA was also used as the core of the Titan IIIC.
The Titan IIIA made its maiden flight on 1 September 1964, but the Transtage failed to pressurize, resulting in a premature cutoff, and failure to reach orbit. A second test on 10 December was successful. Two further launches occurred in 1965 with Lincoln Experimental Satellites, before the Titan IIIA was retired.
|1 September 1964
|3A-2||N/A||Failure||Transtage test flight|
Transtage failed to pressurize
|10 December 1964
|3A-1||N/A||Successful||Transtage test flight|
|11 February 1965
|6 May 1965
- Krebs, Gunter (2016). "Titan IIIA Propulsion". www.b14643.de. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
- Kyle, Ed (1 February 2016). "Space Launch Report". spacelaunchreport.com. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
Media related to Titan IIIA at Wikimedia Commons
|This rocketry article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|