Rocket Engines, Liquid Fuel, Attitude and Roll Control, Titan 3E Launch Vehicle

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This is the attitude control system for the Titan 3E launch vehicle. The system consisted of three SE-9 rocket engines to provide attitude control in three axis. Each engine produced from 45 pounds of thrust and used storable, hypergolic, or self-igniting, propellants that made it simple and reliable. The Titan 3E was a modified U.S. Air Force Titan missile used to launch deep space probes or satellites into geosynchronous orbits. Most notably, the Titan III-E launched two Viking spacecraft to Mars in 1975. These engines were transferred to the Smithsonian in 1970 from the U.S. Air Force.

Transferred from U.S. Air Force - Patrick AFB

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Rocketdyne, Division of North American Aviation Co.

Date
1967

Type
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines

Materials
Phenolic Resin
Anodized Aluminum
Aluminum
Plastic
Adhesive
Rubber
Ink
Steel
Dimensions
3-D: 49.5 × 41.9 × 14cm (19 1/2 × 16 1/2 × 5 1/2 in.)
Storage: 59.7 × 52.1 × 24.1cm (23 1/2 × 20 1/2 × 9 1/2 in.)

This is the attitude control system for the Titan 3E launch vehicle. The system consisted of three SE-9 rocket engines to provide attitude control in three axis. Each engine produced from 45 pounds of thrust and used storable, hypergolic, or self-igniting, propellants that made it simple and reliable. The Titan 3E was a modified U.S. Air Force Titan missile used to launch deep space probes or satellites into geosynchronous orbits. Most notably, the Titan III-E launched two Viking spacecraft to Mars in 1975. These engines were transferred to the Smithsonian in 1970 from the U.S. Air Force.

Transferred from U.S. Air Force - Patrick AFB

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Rocketdyne, Division of North American Aviation Co.

Date
1967

Type
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines

Materials
Phenolic Resin
Anodized Aluminum
Aluminum
Plastic
Adhesive
Rubber
Ink
Steel
Dimensions
3-D: 49.5 × 41.9 × 14cm (19 1/2 × 16 1/2 × 5 1/2 in.)
Storage: 59.7 × 52.1 × 24.1cm (23 1/2 × 20 1/2 × 9 1/2 in.)

ID: A19700335000