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Titan 1
Titan 1 -

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Family: Titan. Country: USA. Status: Hardware.

ICBM, built as back-up to Atlas, using two stages instead of one and a half, and conventional tank construction in lieu of balloon tanks. Was also to have been used for suborbital tests of X-20A Dynasoar manned space plane. For unknown reasons never refurbished for use as space launcher and scrapped after being replaced by Titan II in missile role in mid-1960's.


Specifications

Liftoff Thrust: 132,140 kgf. Total Mass: 105,142 kg. Core Diameter: 3.1 m. Total Length: 31.0 m. Development Cost $: 1,643.30 million. in 1960 average dollars. Total Development Built: 47. Total Production Built: 108. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 1.50 million. in 1962 unit dollars.


Titan 1 Chronology


1955 May 2 -
1959 Feb 6 - LV Configuration: Titan 1 A-3.
1959 May 4 - LV Configuration: Titan 1 A-6.
1959 May 15 - LV Configuration: Titan 1 B-4. FAILURE: Exploded during static testing.
1959 Jul 3 - LV Configuration: Titan 1 B-3. FAILURE: Exploded during static testing.
1959 Aug 14 - LV Configuration: Titan 1 B-5. FAILURE: Exploded on the pad.
1959 Nov 9 -
1959 Dec 12 - LV Configuration: Titan 1 C-2. FAILURE: Exploded just above pad.
1960 Jan 27 - LV Configuration: Titan 1 B-7A.
1960 Feb 24 - LV Configuration: Titan 1.
1960 Mar 8 - LV Configuration: Titan 1. FAILURE: Second stage failure.
1960 Mar 22 -
1960 Apr 8 - LV Configuration: Titan 1. FAILURE: Second stage failure.
1960 Apr 21 - LV Configuration: Titan 1.
1960 May 13 - LV Configuration: Titan 1.
1960 May 27 - LV Configuration: Titan 1.
1960 Jul 1 - LV Configuration: Titan 1 J. FAILURE: Destroyed 90 m above pad.
1960 Jul 28 - LV Configuration: Titan 1 J. FAILURE: 130 km range.
1960 Aug 10 - LV Configuration: Titan 1 J.
1960 Oct 24 - LV Configuration: Titan 1 J.
1960 Dec 3 - LV Configuration: Titan 1 J. FAILURE: Elevator collapsed, leading to explosion.
1961 May 3 - Launch Site: Vandenberg .
1961 Sep 6 -
1961 Sep 23 - LV Configuration: Titan 1.
1962 Jan 20 - LV Configuration: Titan 1.
1962 Jan 29 - LV Configuration: Titan 1.
1965 Mar 5 - Launch Site: Vandenberg .

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