Titan IV

The Titan IV family (including the IVA and IVB) of space boosters were used by the U.S. Air Force. They were launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. At the time of its introduction, the Titan IV was the "largest unmanned space booster used by the Air Force."

The Titan IV was the last of the Titan family of rockets. It was retired in 2005 due to its high cost of operation. The final launch (B-30) from Cape Canaveral AFS occurred on April 29, 2005, and the final launch from Vandenberg AFB occurred on October 19, 2005.

Lockheed Martin Space Systems built the Titan IVs near Denver, Colorado, under contract to the government.

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... ground system contract to modify SLC-6 into a Titan IV/Centaur launch complex—essentially an uprated facility from the original MOL program that would have launched a Titan III vehicle. 22, 1991, HQ USAF reversed itself again by announcing the termination of the Titan IV/Centaur program at SLC-6 ... The reasons given for the project being canceled was due to "insufficient Titan IV launch requirements from the West Coast to support the construction of a new launch pad." ...
List Of Titan Launches - Launches - 2001
27 February 2120 Titan IV(401)B 4B-41 K-30 TC-22 CCAFS SLC-40 GSO Successful USA-157 (Milstar DFS-4) 6 August 0728 Titan IV(402)B 4B-31 K-31 IUS-16 CCAFS SLC-40 GSO Successful USA-159 (D ...
2005 In Spaceflight - Orbital Launch Summary - By Rocket - By Configuration
... Soyuz 0 ... Space Shuttle United States Space Shuttle 0 ... Titan IV(403)B United States Titan IV 0 ... Retired Titan IV(404)B United States Titan IV 0 ... Retired Volna-O Russia Volna 1. 0 ...
Titan IV - Program Cost
... In 1990, the Titan IV Selected Acquisition Report estimated the total cost for the acquisition of 65 Titan IV vehicles over a period of 16 years to US$ 18.3 billion (inflation adjusted US$ 32.6 billion in 2012). ... The last titan 401a launch that exploded cost 1.3 billion dollars ...

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