Titan IIIA

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Launch of the first Titan IIIA
FunctionPrototype expendable launch system
Manufacturer Martin Marietta
Country of originUnited States
Height42 metres (138 ft)
Diameter3.05 metres (10.0 ft)
Mass161,730 kilograms (356,550 lb)
Payload to LEO
Mass3,100 kilograms (6,800 lb)
Associated rockets
Family Titan
Launch history
Launch sites LC-20, Cape Canaveral
Total launches4
First flight1 September 1964
Last flight6 May 1965
First stage
Powered by2 LR87-9
Maximum thrust1,941.7 kilonewtons (436,500 lbf)
Specific impulse 304s
Burn time164 seconds
Propellant N2O4 / Aerozine 50
Date/time (GMT)S/NPayloadOutcomeRemarks
1 September 1964
15:00:06 [3]
3A-2 [1] N/AFailureTranstage test flight
Transtage failed to pressurize
10 December 1964
16:52:33 [3]
3A-1 [1] N/ASuccessTranstage test flight
11 February 1965
15:19:05 [3]
3A-3 [1] LES-1 Success
6 May 1965
15:00:03 [3]
3A-4 [1] LES-2/LCS-1 Success

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