(U) The Titan IV is a heavy-lift space launch vehicle used to carry DoD payloads such as Defense Support Program (DSP) and Milstar satellites into space. The Titan IVA vehicle configuration consists of a two stage liquid propellant core with a pair of large, attached solid rocket motors which provide the initial boost stage after lift-off.
(U) The Titan IV was designed to complement the National Space Transportation System (STS) (shuttle, orbiter) and serve as an independent launch vehicle system to assist in assuring Department of Defense (DoD) access to space. The Titan IVA is essentially a derivative of the 34D with structural extensions and other modifications to the two stage liquid propellant core vehicle designed to accommodate 2 seven-segment SRMs. The Titan IVA provides STS-equivalent and greater payload-to-orbit performance, enabling it to meet unique DoD requirements.
(U) All future launches of the Titan IV's will use the "B" version.
(U) Provides heavy-lift capability to launch surveillance, tracking, and communications satellites which support DoD and national requirements.
|Titan IV||Titan IV Launch Vehicle|
|Titan IV Launching||Titan IV Launch Vehicle|
|Arnold Engineer Dev Cntr (AEDC)||Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC)|
|DSP||Defense Support Program (DSP)|
|Eastern Range||Eastern Range|
|IUS||Inertial Upper Stage (IUS)|
|Milstar I||Milstar I|
|Milstar II||Milstar II|
|Western Range||Western Range|
|Launch||DoD Space Launch Programs|
|Launch Vehicles||Launch Vehicles|
|Major DoD Space Programs||Evolution of the Selected Space Programs|
|National Security Space Road Map||Integrated System Road Map|
|SPACE FORCES SUPPORT||SPACE FORCES SUPPORT|
|Titan IV Fact Sheet|
|SMC Launch Home Page|
|Titan IV Launches|
(U) DoD: USD (A&T) and OASD(C3I), Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Service Staff: SAF/AQS, Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Major Command: AFMC/SMC, Los Angeles AFB, CA
(U) Program Management: AF PEO/Space; Launch Programs System Program Office, Los Angeles AFB, CA
(U) Col Charles Crain III, SMC, Open Phone: DSN 833-0210.
(U) 23 October 1997
(U) Road Map Production Date: 23 June 2001