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Titan IIIC – Lockheed Martin

  • Family: Titan
  • Length: 42 m
  • Diameter: 3 m
  • Launch Mass: 626 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 13100 kg

The Titan IIIC, manufactured by Lockheed Martin established in 1953, undertook its inaugural launch on 06/18/1965. Notably, Titan IIIC has 34 successful launches and 2 failed attempts, with a cumulative tally of 36 launches, currently with 0 pending launches in the pipeline.

The Titan IIIC was an expendable launch system used by the United States Air Force from 1965 until 1982. It was the first Titan booster to feature large solid rocket motors and was planned to be used as a launcher for the Dyna-Soar, though the spaceplane was cancelled before it could fly. The majority of the launcher’s payloads were DoD satellites, for military communications and early warning, though one flight (ATS-6) was performed by NASA. The Titan IIIC was launched exclusively from Cape Canaveral while its sibling, the Titan IIID, was launched only from Vandenberg AFB.

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