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Title
"NEWEST TITAN READY FOR JUNE LAUNCH"
Date Created and/or Issued
1964
Contributing Institution
Center for Sacramento History
Collection
Center for Sacramento History Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
"NEWEST TITAN READY FOR JUNE LAUNCH - Titall III-C is America's military space launch system. It's 2 million pounds of lift off thrust is more than four times greater than the Titan II space booster which launches the Gemini astronauts into orbit. Titan III-C's three liquid rocket engines are produced in Sacramento at Aerojet-General Corporation's Liquid Rocket Operations. Feature of the upcoming launch will be ignition at altitude of the 430,000 pound thrust engine system normally used as the Titan's first stage. The engine has been modified in tests here to protect it during operation of the TItan's new solid booster motors. It has also been modified to start at altitude. The engine involved passed its final acceptance test here on September 17, 1964, in a firing witnessed by President Lyndon B. Johnson."
Type
Image
Identifier
5D0084A2-4B9C-4C44-80E2-946147489647
1983/001/SBPM00075
Subject
Aerojet

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