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KH-8 52

Titan 24B

United States Air Force

Launch Status


KH-8 52

Type: Government/Top Secret

Modified KH-8 Gambit-3 reconnaissance satellite


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Space Launch Complex 4W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

719 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 4W, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA


Titan 24B – Lockheed Martin

  • Family: Titan
  • Length: 45 m
  • Diameter: 3.05 m
  • Launch Mass: 170 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 3000 kg

The Titan 24B was manufactured by Lockheed Martin with the first launch on 1971-08-12. Titan 24B has 21 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 23 launches. Titan IIIB was the collective name for a number of derivatives of the Titan II ICBM and Titan III launch vehicle, modified by the addition of an Agena upper stage. It consisted of four separate rockets. The Titan 23B was a basic Titan II with an Agena upper stage, and the Titan 24B was the same concept, but using the slightly enlarged Titan IIIM rocket as the base. The Titan 33B was a Titan 23B with the Agena (which had a smaller diameter than the Titan) enclosed in an enlarged fairing, in order to allow larger payloads to be launched. The final member of the Titan IIIB family was the Titan 34B which was a Titan 24B with the larger fairing used on the Titan 33B.


United States Air Force – USAF

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: USAF
  • Country: USA
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