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Titan 34D
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Titan 34D
Titan 34D
Titan 34D - COSPAR 1989-035
American orbital launch vehicle. Stretched Titan core designed for use with 5 1/2 segment solid rocket motors. IUS (Interim/Inertial Upper Stage) solid upper stages, Transtage, or used without upper stages.

Status: Retired 1988. First Launch: 1983-06-20. Last Launch: 1988-11-06. Number: 7 . Payload: 14,515 kg (32,000 lb). Thrust: 11,279.10 kN (2,535,643 lbf). Gross mass: 723,490 kg (1,595,020 lb). Height: 50.00 m (164.00 ft). Diameter: 3.05 m (10.00 ft). Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

LEO Payload: 14,515 kg (32,000 lb) to a 185 km orbit. Payload: 5,000 kg (11,000 lb) to a GTO. Launch Price $: 150.000 million in 1985 dollars.

Stage Data - Titan 34D

  • Stage 0. 2 x Titan UA1206. Gross Mass: 251,427 kg (554,301 lb). Empty Mass: 40,827 kg (90,008 lb). Thrust (vac): 6,226.997 kN (1,399,885 lbf). Isp: 265 sec. Burn time: 114 sec. Isp(sl): 240 sec. Diameter: 3.05 m (10.00 ft). Span: 3.05 m (10.00 ft). Length: 27.56 m (90.41 ft). Propellants: Solid. No Engines: 1. Engine: UA1206. Status: Out of Production.
  • Stage 1. 1 x Titan 3B-1. Gross Mass: 139,935 kg (308,503 lb). Empty Mass: 7,000 kg (15,400 lb). Thrust (vac): 2,413.191 kN (542,507 lbf). Isp: 302 sec. Burn time: 161 sec. Isp(sl): 250 sec. Diameter: 3.05 m (10.00 ft). Span: 3.05 m (10.00 ft). Length: 23.99 m (78.70 ft). Propellants: N2O4/Aerozine-50. No Engines: 2. Engine: LR-87-11. Status: In Production.
  • Stage 2. 1 x Titan 3B-2. Gross Mass: 37,560 kg (82,800 lb). Empty Mass: 2,900 kg (6,300 lb). Thrust (vac): 460.314 kN (103,483 lbf). Isp: 316 sec. Burn time: 230 sec. Isp(sl): 145 sec. Diameter: 3.05 m (10.00 ft). Span: 3.05 m (10.00 ft). Length: 8.60 m (28.20 ft). Propellants: N2O4/Aerozine-50. No Engines: 1. Engine: LR-91-11. Status: In Production.
  • Stage 3. 1 x TOS. Gross Mass: 10,960 kg (24,160 lb). Empty Mass: 1,130 kg (2,490 lb). Thrust (vac): 185.100 kN (41,612 lbf). Isp: 296 sec. Burn time: 144 sec. Isp(sl): 115 sec. Diameter: 2.34 m (7.67 ft). Span: 2.34 m (7.67 ft). Length: 3.29 m (10.79 ft). Propellants: Solid. No Engines: 1. Engine: SRM-1. Other designations: Transfer Orbit Stage. Status: In Production. Comments: IUS-2 stage with simplified electronics.
  • Stage 3. 1 x IUS-1. Gross Mass: 10,841 kg (23,900 lb). Empty Mass: 1,134 kg (2,500 lb). Thrust (vac): 181.501 kN (40,803 lbf). Isp: 296 sec. Burn time: 152 sec. Isp(sl): 220 sec. Diameter: 2.34 m (7.67 ft). Span: 2.34 m (7.67 ft). Length: 3.52 m (11.54 ft). Propellants: Solid. No Engines: 1. Engine: SRM-1. Other designations: Orbus 21D. Status: In Production.
  • Stage 4. 1 x IUS-2. Gross Mass: 3,919 kg (8,639 lb). Empty Mass: 1,170 kg (2,570 lb). Thrust (vac): 78.413 kN (17,628 lbf). Isp: 304 sec. Burn time: 103 sec. Isp(sl): 200 sec. Diameter: 1.61 m (5.28 ft). Span: 1.61 m (5.28 ft). Length: 2.08 m (6.82 ft). Propellants: Solid. No Engines: 1. Engine: SRM-2. Other designations: TOS. Status: In Production.


More at: Titan 34D.

Family: orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Engines: LR87-11, LR91-11. Spacecraft: SSF, DSP, KH-9, DSCS II, KH-11, Chalet, DSCS III. Launch Sites: Vandenberg, Vandenberg SLC4E. Stages: Titan 3A-1, Titan 3A-2, UA1206, SRM-1, SRM-2. Agency: Martin.
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1973 May 14 - . LV Family: Shuttle, Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D, Shuttle.
  • An Air Force Program Memorandum on DOD Space Shuttle Utilization was completed that assumed the DOD would develop the shuttle's Interim Upper Stage (IUS) needed for high energy missions. - .

1974 October 1 - . LV Family: Shuttle, Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D, Shuttle.
  • IUS studies begun. - .

    The Air Force awarded firm-fixed-price (FFP) level of effort contracts of about $635,000 to $640,000 each to Martin Marietta Corporation, Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, General Dynamics Convair Division, The Boeing Company, and McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company for nine-month IUS System Study efforts.^ These companies had in-production, existing operational upper stages and the studies would provide baseline data for future acquisition efforts.


1975 September 4 - . LV Family: Shuttle, Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D, Shuttle.
  • Dr. Walter LaBerge, Assistance Secretary of the Air Force for Research and Development, announced an Interim Upper Stage to be developed for use with the Space Transportation System. - .

1976 September 3 - . LV Family: Shuttle, Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D, Shuttle.
  • A contract was distributed to the Boeing Aerospace Company for the validation phase of the Interim Upper Stage development program. The contract carried a target price of $21 million. - .

1977 June 10 - . LV Family: Shuttle, Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D, Shuttle.
  • A rocket nozzle for the IUS was subjected to an 85 second test firing at the Rocket Propulsion Laboratory. The test was successful. A second successful test took place on 15 July. - .

1977 June 20 - . LV Family: Shuttle, Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D, Shuttle.
  • HQ USAF directed AFSC to begin developing the Titan 34D/IUS launch vehicle. - .

1977 October 7 - . LV Family: Shuttle, Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D, Shuttle.
  • A rocket nozzle for the IUS was subjected to a 145 second test firing at the Rocket Propulsion Laboratory. The test was successful. - .

1977 December 15 - . LV Family: Shuttle, Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D, Shuttle.
  • The status of the IUS program was briefed to the Air Force Systems Acquisition Review Council. The Council requested additional information on funding, requirements and costs, and program alternatives - .

1977 December 19 - . LV Family: Shuttle, Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D, Shuttle.
  • A full scale IUS motor was successfully test fired at the Arnold Engineering Development Center. - .

1978 Jan - . LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan IIIB, Titan 34D.
  • SAMSO awarded a contract to Martin Marietta for the production of two Titan IIIB airframes and five Titan III 34D airframes. - .

1978 April 6 - . LV Family: Titan, Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D, Shuttle.
  • NASA withdrew its requirement for a Titan III 34D/IUS to be used as backup for a space shuttle launch of a Tracking and Data Relay Satellite in 1980. - .

1978 April 21 - . LV Family: Shuttle, Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D, Shuttle.
  • SAMSO representatives briefed HQ AFSC officials on possible alternatives to deal with the cost growth problem in the Titan III 34D/IUS development program. - .

1978 May 2 - . LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D.
  • The AFSC Missile Mishap Investigation Board, investigating the failure of a Titan IIIC launch of DSCS II satellites on 25 March, submitted its final report. - . Spacecraft: DSCS II.

1978 June 6 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, Vandenberg. LV Family: Shuttle, Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D, Shuttle.
  • SAMSO was authorized by the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force to develop a radio guidance system for Titan III34Ds launched from Vandenberg instead of the IUS inertial guidance system. - . This program change would reduce development costs for the Titan III34D program..

1978 November 2 - . LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D.
  • SAMSO held a successful critical design review of Titan III 34D structures with Martin Marietta. - .

1978 November 10 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D.
  • Design work was completed on Titan III 34D launch facilities at Cape Canaveral. The design work for east coast facilities was done by the firm of H.J. Ross in Miami, Florida. - .

1978 December 5 - . LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D.
  • SAMSO held a successful critical design review of Titan III 34D avionics with Martin Marietta. - .

1978 December 6 - . LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D.
  • SAMSO held a successful critical design review of Titan III 34D ground equipment with Martin Marietta. - .

1979 February 13 - . LV Family: Shuttle, Titan. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle, Titan 34D.
  • A Critical Design Review was held for the Inertial Upper Stage. - .

    SAMSO felt that the design presented at this Review was not really complete, and it directed the contractor, Boeing, to do further work in the areas of software, rocket motors, and interface with the space shuttle and the Satellite Control Facility. Boeing was to present the results of its efforts at a follow-on design review to be held later in the year.


1979 March 6 - . LV Family: Shuttle, Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D, Shuttle.
  • A change order was added to the IUS contract, directing the contractor to take various steps to improve the performance of the vehicle - .

1979 March 16 - . LV Family: Shuttle, Titan. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle, Titan 34D.
  • The large rocket motor for the Inertial Upper Stage was test fired at the Arnold Engineering Development Center. - . The firing lasted 145 seconds and generated more than 50,000 pounds of thrust. This was the first development test firing of the large motor, and it was entirely successful..

1979 June 25 - . LV Family: Shuttle, Titan. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle, Titan 34D.
  • The small rocket motor for the Inertial Upper Stage was test fired at the Arnold Engineering Development Center. This was the first development test firing of the small motor. - .

1979 August 25 - . LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D.
  • Chemical Systems Division of United Technologies Corporation test fired a 5 segment solid rocket motor at its Coyote Test Facility at San Jose, California. - . This was the first test of the motor, and it was entirely successful. The 5% segment motor was to be used with the new Titan III 34D launch vehicle..

1983 June 20 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D.
  • First of seven Titan 34D launches - . Nation: USA. First of seven Titan 34D launches from the West Coast..

1983 June 20 - . 18:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC4E. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D.
  • KH-9 no. 18 - . Mass: 13,300 kg (29,300 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: CIA, NRO. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: KH-9. Decay Date: 1984-03-21 . USAF Sat Cat: 14137 . COSPAR: 1983-060A. Apogee: 259 km (160 mi). Perigee: 159 km (98 mi). Inclination: 96.5000 deg. Period: 88.80 min. KH-9 type satellite. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C). .
  • OPS 3899 - . Payload: SSF-C No. 7. Mass: 60 kg (132 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRO, USAF. Class: Surveillance. Type: Naval signals intelligence satellite. Spacecraft Bus: P 11. Spacecraft: SSF. USAF Sat Cat: 14139 . COSPAR: 1983-060C. Apogee: 1,296 km (805 mi). Perigee: 1,278 km (794 mi). Inclination: 96.6000 deg. Period: 111.31 min. ABM monitoring; may or may not have existed!!!. .

1984 June 25 - . 18:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC4E. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D.
  • USA 2 - . Payload: KH-9 no. 19. Mass: 13,300 kg (29,300 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: CIA, NRO. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: KH-9. Decay Date: 1984-10-18 . USAF Sat Cat: 15063 . COSPAR: 1984-065A. Apogee: 230 km (140 mi). Perigee: 170 km (100 mi). Inclination: 96.5000 deg. Period: 88.50 min. KH-9 type satellite. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C). .
  • USA 3 - . Payload: SSF-D No. 5. Mass: 60 kg (132 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRO, USAF. Class: Surveillance. Type: Naval signals intelligence satellite. Spacecraft Bus: P 11. Spacecraft: SSF. USAF Sat Cat: 15071 . COSPAR: 1984-065C. Apogee: 710 km (440 mi). Perigee: 690 km (420 mi). Inclination: 96.1000 deg. Period: 98.80 min. Radar monitoring..

1984 December 4 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC4E. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D.
  • USA 6 - . Payload: KH-11 no. 6. Mass: 13,000 kg (28,000 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: CIA, NRO. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: KH-11. Decay Date: 1990-12-31 . USAF Sat Cat: 15423 . COSPAR: 1984-122A. Apogee: 650 km (400 mi). Perigee: 300 km (180 mi). Inclination: 97.1000 deg. Period: 93.50 min. KH-11 type satellite. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C). .

1985 August 28 - . 21:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC4E. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D. FAILURE: Stage 1 propellant feed system failure forced premature engine shutdown.. Failed Stage: 1.
  • KH-11 no. 7 - . Payload: KH-11 no. 7. Mass: 13,300 kg (29,300 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: KH-11. Decay Date: 1985-08-28 . KH-11 type satellite..

1986 April 18 - . 17:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC4E. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D. FAILURE: SRM case insulation burned through, causing case burn-through and catastrophic explosion over pad at T+8.5 seconds.. Failed Stage: 0.
  • KH-9 no. 20 - . Mass: 13,300 kg (29,300 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: KH-9. Decay Date: 1986-04-18 . KH-9 type satellite..
  • SRV-3 - . Payload: SRV-3. Mass: 11,400 kg (25,100 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSC. Spacecraft: KH-9.
  • SRV-2 - . Payload: SRV-2. Mass: 11,400 kg (25,100 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSC. Spacecraft: KH-9.
  • SRV-1 - . Payload: SRV-1. Mass: 11,400 kg (25,100 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSC. Spacecraft: KH-9.
  • SRV-4 - . Payload: SRV-4. Mass: 11,400 kg (25,100 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSC. Spacecraft: KH-9.
  • SSF-D No. 6 - . Payload: SSF-D No. 6. Mass: 60 kg (132 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Class: Surveillance. Type: Naval signals intelligence satellite. Spacecraft Bus: P 11. Spacecraft: SSF. Decay Date: 1986-04-18 .

1987 October 26 - . 21:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC4E. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D.
  • USA 27 - . Payload: KH-11 no. 8. Mass: 13,300 kg (29,300 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: CIA, NRO. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: KH-11. Decay Date: 1992-05-31 . USAF Sat Cat: 18441 . COSPAR: 1987-090A. Apogee: 1,029 km (639 mi). Perigee: 153 km (95 mi). Inclination: 97.8000 deg. Period: 96.50 min. KH-11 type satellite. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C). .

1988 November 6 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D.
  • Final Titan 34D launch from Vandenberg AFB - . Nation: USA. Final Titan 34D launch from Vandenberg AFB (first launch on 20 June 1983)..

1988 November 6 - . 18:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC4E. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D.
  • USA 33 - . Payload: KH-11 no. 9. Mass: 13,500 kg (29,700 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: CIA, NRO. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: KH-11. USAF Sat Cat: 19625 . COSPAR: 1988-099A. Apogee: 1,012 km (628 mi). Perigee: 156 km (96 mi). Inclination: 97.9000 deg. Period: 96.40 min. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C). .


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