|Earth Pre-Federation Database - Titan II GLV Rocket|
|Height||33.2 metres (109 ft)|
|Diameter||3.05 metres (10.0 ft)|
|Mass||154,220 kilograms (340,000 lb)|
|Payload||3,600 kilograms (7,900 lb)|
|Maiden flight||8 April 1964|
|Last flight||11 November 1966|
|From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia|
|The Titan II GLV (Gemini Launch Vehicle) or Gemini-Titan was an American expendable launch system derived from the Titan II missile, which was
used to launch twelve Gemini missions for NASA between 1964 and 1966. Two unmanned launches followed by ten manned ones were conducted from Launch Complex 19 at the Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station, starting with Gemini 1 on 8 April 1964.
The man-rated Titan II was a liquid-propelled rocket, and consisted of two stages. The first stage was powered by two LR87 engines, whilst the second stage was propelled by an LR91 engine.
The rockets were purpose-built for the Gemini launches, and featured some modifications compared to the Titan missiles. A malfunction detection system was installed to inform the crew of the rocket's status, and improve response in an emergency. Redundant systems, including a backup flight control system, were fitted to reduce the chances of launch failures. The second stage was modified to accommodate the Gemini spacecraft, and unnecessary vernier engines and retro-rockets were removed. An inertial guidance system replaced the radio control system used on the missiles, and modifications were made to the tracking, electrical and hydraulics systems. Modifications were overseen by the Air Force Systems Command.
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During the 23rd century, a photo of a Titan II rocket hung on a corridor wall just outside the base commander's office at Starbase 11 in 2267.
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