Titan IVA (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 User Impact Programmatics Images Related Initiatives Related Requirements Related Categories Road Map Placements Additional Hotlinks Lead Office POC
(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.
Name Title Titan IV Titan IV Launch Vehicle Titan IV Launching Titan IV Launch Vehicle This Table Is Unclassified.
Related Initiatives (U):
Name Title Arnold Engineer Dev Cntr (AEDC) Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) Centaur Centaur DSP Defense Support Program (DSP) Eastern Range Eastern Range IUS Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) Milstar I Milstar I Milstar II Milstar II Western Range Western Range This Table Is Unclassified.
Related Requirements (U):None.
Related Categories (U):
Name Title Launch DoD Space Launch Programs Launch Vehicles Launch Vehicles Spacelift Spacelift This Table Is Unclassified.
Road Map Placements (U):
Name Title Major DoD Space Programs Evolution of the Selected Space Programs National Security Space Road Map Integrated System Road Map SPACE FORCES SUPPORT SPACE FORCES SUPPORT This Table Is Unclassified.
Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):
Name 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 This Table Is Unclassified.
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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