Titan 23G

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All launches of Titan II(23)G rockets took place from Space Launch Complex 4W (SLC-4W) at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Titan 23G
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The first Titan 23G prior to launch
Function Expendable launch system
Manufacturer Martin Marietta / Lockheed Martin
Country of originUnited States
Height31.4 m (103 ft)
Diameter3.05 m (10.0 ft)
Mass117,020 kg (257,980 lb)
StagesTwo or Three
Payload to LEO
Mass3,600 kg (7,900 lb)
Date/Time (UTC)Serial numberThird StagePayloadOutcomeRemarks
5 September 1988
G-1B-98/56None USA-32 (Bernie)Success
6 September 1989
G-2B-75/99None USA-45 (Bernie)SuccessSpacecraft failed immediately after launch
25 April 1992
G-3B-102None USA-81 (Bernie)Success
5 October 1993
G-5B-65None Landsat 6 FailureSpacecraft Star-37 failure, failed to achieve orbit [4]
25 January 1994
G-11B-89/67None Clementine
4 April 1997
G-6B-106None USA-131 (DMSP-5D2 F-14)Success
13 May 1998
G-12B-84/80None NOAA-15 (NOAA-K)SuccessIncluded oxidizer (N2O4) tank from Titan II B-72
20 June 1999
G-7B-99/75None QuikSCAT Success
12 December 1999
G-8B-94/44None USA-147 (DMSP-5D3 F-15)Success
21 September 2000
G-13B-96/39None NOAA-16 (NOAA-L)Success
24 June 2002
G-14B-71/72None NOAA-17 (NOAA-M)SuccessIncluded oxidizer (N2O4) tank from Titan II B-92
6 January 2003
G-4B-105None Coriolis Success
18 October 2003
G-9B-107None USA-172 (DMSP-5D3 F-16)SuccessFinal Titan II launch

A fourteenth rocket, G-10, based on Titan II B-108, but incorporating an oxygen tank from B-80, was not launched and is preserved at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. The remaining 42 Titan II missiles were stored at Davis-Monthan AFB with most being broken up for salvage. Four were transferred to museums.

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