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Titus



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Titus
French sounding rocket. Sounding rocket derived from the first two stages of the Berenice test vehicle. The two stage vehicle consisted of 4 x SEPR P167 stabilisation rockets around a Stromboli 739 first stage, topped by a stretched Stromboli SEPR 740-3 second stage with four fins. The launches were made from Chaco in collaboration with the Argentinian agency CNIE.

Payload: 400 kg (880 lb) to a 250 km altitude.

Gross mass: 3,400 kg (7,400 lb).
Payload: 400 kg (880 lb).
Height: 11.60 m (38.00 ft).
Diameter: 0.56 m (1.83 ft).
Thrust: 170.00 kN (38,210 lbf).
Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).
First Launch: 1966.11.12.
Number: 2 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • SEPR 740 SEPR solid rocket engine. 91.7 kN. Out of production. Isp=230s. Used on Berenice, Titus. First flight 1962. More...
  • Stromboli SEPR solid rocket engine. 143 kN. Out of production. Isp=235s. Used on Berenice, Tacite, Titus. First flight 1962. More...

See also
  • Berenice Berenice was Onera's successor to the Antares re-entry vehicle test booster. It was nearly double the mass of Antares. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • ONERA French manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales, France. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Las Palmas Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 2 launches in 1966, reaching up to 274 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages
  • Tibere-2 Solid rocket stage. 170.00 kN (38,218 lbf) thrust. Mass 1,700 kg (3,748 lb). More...
  • Titus-2 Solid rocket stage. 170.00 kN (38,218 lbf) thrust. Mass 1,100 kg (2,425 lb). More...

Titus Chronology


1966 November 12 - . Launch Site: Las Palmas. LV Family: Berenice. Launch Vehicle: Titus. LV Configuration: Titus 001.
  • FU-150 A Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 274 km (170 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 13:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Las Palmas. LV Family: Berenice. Launch Vehicle: Titus. LV Configuration: Titus 002.
  • FU-150 B Solar Eclipse mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

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