LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Fri Apr 24 1981
United States Air Force

Jumpseat 6

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(9:32 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(9:32 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(9:32 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Titan 34B

Description:

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.

Titan 34B rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Signal intelligence satellite operating from highly elliptic Molniya-type orbits.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Pad

Space Launch Complex 4W