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Titan I
Launch of a Titan I ICBM from Cape Canaveral
Launch of a Titan I ICBM from Cape Canaveral
Stages 2
1 - 1st Stage Engines LR87-AJ-3
Thrust 1,330 kN
Burn time 140 seconds
Fuels RP-1/LOX
2 - 2nd Stage Engine LR91-AJ-3
Thrust 356 kN
Burn time 155 seconds
Fuels RP-1/LOX
ICBM 1st Launch February 1959
Payload LEO 3,000 lb (1,816 kg)

The Titan I was the United States' first true multistage ICBM. It was the first in a series of Titan rockets, but was unique among them in that it used LOX and RP-1 as its fuels, while the later versions all used storable fuels instead. Titan I test launch from Cape Canaveral, FL. (USAF) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Cape Canaveral from space, August 1991 Cape Canaveral (Cabo Cañaveral in Spanish) is a strip of land in Brevard County, Florida, United States, near the center of that states Atlantic coast. ... In cargo transport, the payload is the valuable contents of the vehicle. ... The second stage of a Minuteman III rocket Description A multistage (or multi-stage) rocket is, like any rocket, propelled by the recoil pressure of the burning gases it emits as it burns fuel. ... A Minuteman III missile soars after a test launch. ... Titan is a family of U.S. expendable rockets. ... Lox can stand for any of several things: Lox (salmon) - a type of salmon produce LOx (oxidizer) - liquid oxygen used as oxidizer in aerospace The Lox - was a Yonkers, NY-based rap trio This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... RP-1 (refined petroleum) is a highly refined form of kerosene similar to jet fuel, used in the United States as a rocket fuel. ...


Image:Titan 1.jpg Download high resolution version (800x658, 81 KB)Titan 1 ICBM File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


The program began in January 1955 and took shape in parallel with the Atlas (SM-65/HGM-25) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The Air Force's goal in launching the Titan program was twofold: one, to serve as a backup should Atlas fail; and two, to develop a large, two-stage missile with a longer range and bigger payload that also could serve as a booster for space flights. 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mercury Atlas 9 rocket and capsule on pad The Atlas is a venerable line of space launch vehicles built by Lockheed Martin. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aviation branch of the United States armed forces. ...


The XB-68 designation had originally been applied to a stillborne jet bomber design by Martin which was cancelled before two prototypes and one test model were completed.


Produced by the Glenn L. Martin Company (which became "The Martin Company" in 1957), Titan I was a two-stage, liquid-fueled missile. The first stage delivered 300,000 pounds force (1,330 kN) of thrust, the second stage 80,000 pounds force (356 kN). The fact that Titan I, like Atlas, burned RP-1 and LOX was a severe drawback from the military point of view (as the LOX is a major logistic problem, being rather hard to store and handle), and it severely curtailed the operational flexibility/reaction times of the missile system. The Glenn L. Martin Company was an aircraft company founded by aviation pioneer Glenn L. Martin on August 16, 1912. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... RP-1 (refined petroleum) is a highly refined form of kerosene similar to jet fuel, used in the United States as a rocket fuel. ... Lox can stand for any of several things: Lox (salmon) - a type of salmon produce LOx (oxidizer) - liquid oxygen used as oxidizer in aerospace The Lox - was a Yonkers, NY-based rap trio This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


The missile utilized both radio and all-inertial guidance. Deployed in a "hard" underground silo, it had to be raised to surface by a special launcher for firing. The Titan I had an effective range of 5,500 nautical miles (10,200 km). As each stage was fired, its engines and fuel tanks dropped away, thereby decreasing the mass of the vehicle. That made for a more efficient missile, which resulted in increased range and enabled a larger payload.


When the storable fueled Titan II and the solid fueled Minuteman I were deployed in 1963, the Titan I and Atlas missiles became obsolete. They were retired from service as ICBMs in early 1965. The Titan II remained in service until the 1980s however, as it carried a much larger payload (a multi-megaton hydrogen warhead) that could be used as an effective "city buster". Titan is a family of U.S. expendable rockets. ... The LGM-30 Minuteman is a United States nuclear missile, a land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) (the other type is the LG-118A Peacekeeper, which is to be phased out by 2005). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ...


Titan 1 Specifications

  • Liftoff thrust: 1,296 kN Total mass: 105,142 kg
  • Core diameter: 3.1 m. Total length: 31.0 m
  • Development cost: $1,643,300,000.00 in 1960 dollars.
  • Flyaway cost: $1,500,000.00 each, in 1962 dollars.
  • Total development missiles built: 47. Total missiles fired: 68.
  • Total production missiles built: 108. Total deployed missiles: 54.

Image:Titan 1 complex.jpg Download high resolution version (693x800, 46 KB)Titan 1 ICBM Underground Silo Complex File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


Titan 1 First Stage:

  • Gross mass: 76,203 kg
  • Empty mass: 4,000 kg
  • Thrust (vac): 1,467 kN
  • Isp (vac): 290 s (2.84 kN·s/kg)
  • Isp (sea level): 256 s (2.51 kN·s/kg)
  • Burn time: 138 s
  • Diameter: 3.1 m
  • Span: 3.1 m
  • Length: 16.0 m
  • Propellants: liquid oxygen (LOX)/kerosene
  • Number of engines: Two - LR-87-3

Titan 1 Second Stage:

  • Gross mass: 28,939 kg
  • Empty mass: 1,725 kg
  • Thrust (vac):356 kN
  • Isp (vac): 308 s (3.02 kN·s/kg)
  • Isp (sea level): 210 s (2.06 kN·s/kg)
  • Burn time: 225 s
  • Diameter: 2.3 m
  • Span: 2.3 m
  • Length: 9.8 m
  • Propellants: liquid oxygen (LOX)/kerosene
  • Number of engines: One - LR-91-3

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