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Titan IVA (U)

Overview (U):

(U) The Titan IV is a heavy-lift space launch vehicle used to carry DoD payloads such as Defense Support Program (DSP) and Milstar satellites into space. The Titan IVA vehicle configuration consists of a two stage liquid propellant core with a pair of large, attached solid rocket motors which provide the initial boost stage after lift-off.

Description (U):

(U) The Titan IV was designed to complement the National Space Transportation System (STS) (shuttle, orbiter) and serve as an independent launch vehicle system to assist in assuring Department of Defense (DoD) access to space. The Titan IVA is essentially a derivative of the 34D with structural extensions and other modifications to the two stage liquid propellant core vehicle designed to accommodate 2 seven-segment SRMs. The Titan IVA provides STS-equivalent and greater payload-to-orbit performance, enabling it to meet unique DoD requirements.

(U) All future launches of the Titan IV's will use the "B" version.

User Impact (U):

(U) Provides heavy-lift capability to launch surveillance, tracking, and communications satellites which support DoD and national requirements.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Operational.

Images (U):

Titan IVTitan IV Launch Vehicle
Titan IV LaunchingTitan IV Launch Vehicle
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Related Initiatives (U):
Arnold Engineer Dev Cntr (AEDC)Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC)
DSPDefense Support Program (DSP)
Eastern RangeEastern Range
IUSInertial Upper Stage (IUS)
Milstar IMilstar I
Milstar IIMilstar II
Western RangeWestern Range
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Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
LaunchDoD Space Launch Programs
Launch VehiclesLaunch Vehicles
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Road Map Placements (U):

Major DoD Space ProgramsEvolution of the Selected Space Programs
National Security Space Road MapIntegrated System Road Map
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Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

Titan IV Launches
Titan IV Fact Sheet
SMC Launch Home Page
Sattelite Control ORD (95)
RDT&E Budget Item Project 4135
1998 Strategic Master Plan
SMC-Fact Sheets
Launch Vehicles-NASA History
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Lead Office (U):

(U) Air Force.

(U) DoD: USD (A&T) and OASD(C3I), Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Service Staff: SAF/AQS, Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Major Command: AFMC/SMC, Los Angeles AFB, CA
(U) Program Management: AF PEO/Space; Launch Programs System Program Office, Los Angeles AFB, CA

Point of Contact (U):

(U) Col Charles Crain III, SMC, Open Phone: DSN 833-0210.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 23 October 1997

(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999

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