As of May 31, 2023, we have updated our Code of Conduct.

Questions tagged [transtage]

Questions about the Transtage, a successful hypergolic upper stage used from 1964 through 1989 on the Titan III series of launchers (and proposed for use on other platforms).

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
7 votes
1 answer

Why would the Shuttle-Transtage have been unusable for science missions?

In the 1970s and early 1980s, NASA and the DoD evaluated four different existing or proposed upper stages for use with the space shuttle: The Centaur hydrolox stage (specifically, the Centaur G/G' ...
3 votes
1 answer

OPS 0855 Gemini B Separation

On 3 November 1966 a modified Titan IIC launched from LC-40 in Cape Canaveral. This launch would be the only launch as part of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory program. Designated OPS 0855 the vehicle ...
11 votes
1 answer

Function of this big pointy thing on the Titan Transtage? Do other upper stages have something similar?

Jonathan McDowell's tweet Six more debris objects from Transtage 17 cataloged. Here is the Gabbard diagram showing apogee and perigee for each piece - green line is the GEO altitude led me to ...