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Titan 4U
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Family: Titan. Country: USA. Status: Hardware.

Titan 4 with Upgraded Solid Rocket Motors replacing UA1207. Developed to improve performance for certain missions, and reduce number of field joints in motor after Challenger and Titan 34D explosions involving segmented motors.


Specifications

Launches: 8. Failures: 2. Success Rate: 75.00% pct. First Launch Date: 23 February 1997. Last Launch Date: 17 August 2000. LEO Payload: 21,680 kg. to: 150 km Orbit. at: 28.6 degrees. Payload: 5,760 kg. to a: Geosynchronous orbit trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 1,396,380 kgf. Total Mass: 943,050 kg. Core Diameter: 3.1 m. Total Length: 44.0 m. Development Cost $: 15,800.00 million. in 1996 average dollars. Launch Price $: 432.00 million. in 1999 price dollars. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 84.30 million. in 1985 unit dollars. Cost comments: There is little reported difference between the launch cost for the Centaur and IUS upper stage versions.


Titan 4B Chronology


1997 Feb 23 - - 20:20 GMT. LV Configuration: Titan 402B/IUS s/n 4B-24 (K-24, 45D. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC40.
1997 Oct 15 - - 08:43 GMT. LV Configuration: Titan 401B/Centaur s/n 4B-33 (K-33, 45E. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC40.
1998 May 9 - - 01:38 GMT. LV Configuration: Titan 401B s/n 4B-25 /Centaur s/n K-25. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC40.
1999 Apr 9 - - 17:01 GMT. LV Configuration: Titan 402B/IUS s/n 4B-27/45K-32. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: SLC41. FAILURE: IUS first and second stages failed to separate.
1999 Apr 30 - - 16:30 GMT. LV Configuration: Titan 401B/Cen s/n 4B-32/45K-26. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: SLC40. FAILURE: Centaur software programming error.
1999 May 22 - - 09:36 GMT. LV Configuration: Titan 404B s/n 4B-12. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC4E.
2000 May 8 - - 16:01 GMT. LV Configuration: Titan 402B/IUS s/n 4B-29. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: Titan 40.
2000 Aug 17 - - 23:45 GMT. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC4E.

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