|Launch mass||2,000 kilograms (4,400 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||24 November 1992, 04:10UTC|
|Launch site||Plesetsk Cosmodrome|
|Perigee altitude||653 kilometres (406 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||678 kilometres (421 mi)|
|Epoch||25 November 1992, 00:00UTC|
Kosmos 2221 was launched from Site 32/2 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia, which is about 500 miles north of Moscow. A Tsyklon-3 carrier rocket was used to perform the launch, which took place at 04:10 UTC on 24 November 1992. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 1992-080A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 22236.