Titan III

In-active Titan

Lockheed Martin (LMT)

Feb. 11, 1974

Description

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    3
  • Max Stage
    4
  • Length
    48.8 m
  • Diameter
    3.05 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    632 T
  • Thrust
    12991 kN
Family
  • Name
    Titan III
  • Family
    Titan
  • Variant
    E
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Titan IIIE
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    15400 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Lockheed Martin

Commercial
None
LMT 1953

Lockheed Martin's Space Division started in the production of missiles and later ICBM's in the 1950s. Their TITAN missile system was used for 12 Gemini spacecraft and the Voyager probes. They have worked largely in collaboration with NASA on many of their probes, landers, and spacecraft, and hope to play a key role in NASA's return to the moon in 2024.

Titan IIIE | Voyager 1

Lockheed Martin | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Sept. 5, 1977, 12:56 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Robotic Exploration

Voyager 1 is a space probe launched by NASA on September 5, 1977. Part of the Voyager program to study the outer Solar System, Voyager 1 launched 16 days after its twin, Voyager 2.

Solar Escape Trajectory
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Titan IIIE | Voyager 2

Lockheed Martin | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 20, 1977, 2:29 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Robotic Exploration

Voyager 2 is a space probe launched by NASA on August 20, 1977, to study the outer planets. Part of the Voyager program, it was launched 16 days before its twin, Voyager 1, on a trajectory that took longer to reach Jupiter and Saturn but enabled further encounters with Uranus and Neptune. It is the only spacecraft to have visited either of the ice giants.

Solar Escape Trajectory
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Titan IIIE | Helios-B

Lockheed Martin | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 15, 1976, 5:34 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Heliophysics

Helios-A and Helios-B (also known as Helios 1 and Helios 2), are a pair of probes launched into heliocentric orbit for the purpose of studying solar processes. A joint venture of West Germany's space agency DFVLR (70% share) and NASA (30%), the probes were launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on December 10, 1974, and January 15, 1976, respectively. Built by Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm as the main contractor, they were the first spaceprobes built outside the United States or Soviet Union.

Heliocentric N/A
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Titan IIIE | Viking 2

Lockheed Martin | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Sept. 9, 1975, 6:39 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Planetary Science

The Viking 2 mission was part of the American Viking program to Mars, and consisted of an orbiter and a lander essentially identical to that of the Viking 1 mission. The Viking 2 lander operated on the surface for 1316 days, or 1281 sols, and was turned off on April 11, 1980 when its batteries failed. The orbiter worked until July 25, 1978, returning almost 16,000 images in 706 orbits around Mars.

Heliocentric N/A
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Titan IIIE | Viking 1

Lockheed Martin | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 20, 1975, 9:22 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Planetary Science

Viking 1 was the first of two spacecraft (along with Viking 2) sent to Mars as part of NASA's Viking program. On July 20, 1976, it became the first spacecraft to land successfully on Mars and perform its mission. Viking 1 held the record for the longest Mars surface mission of 2307 days or 2245 sols until that record was broken by Opportunity on May 19, 2010.

Heliocentric N/A
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Titan IIIE | Helios-A

Lockheed Martin | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 10, 1974, 7:11 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Heliophysics

Helios-A and Helios-B (also known as Helios 1 and Helios 2), are a pair of probes launched into heliocentric orbit for the purpose of studying solar processes. A joint venture of West Germany's space agency DFVLR (70% share) and NASA (30%), the probes were launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on December 10, 1974, and January 15, 1976, respectively. Built by Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm as the main contractor, they were the first spaceprobes built outside the United States or Soviet Union.

Heliocentric N/A
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Titan IIIE | Sphinx (Titan IIIE Maiden Flight)

Lockheed Martin | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Feb. 11, 1974, 1:48 p.m.
Status: Launch Failure
Mission: Test Flight

Sphinx is the designation of an American test satellite. The Sphinx satellite was the payload for the first Titan IIIE Centaur rocket.

High Earth Orbit
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