Kosmos 2444 (Russian: Космос 2444 meaning Cosmos 2444) is one of a set of three set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2008 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2442 and Kosmos 2443.
|Operator||Russian Space Forces|
|Launch mass||1,415 kilograms (3,120 lb) |
|Dimensions||1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) diameter |
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||September 25, 2008, 08:49UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 81/24|
|Regime||Medium Earth orbit|
This satellites is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M, and is numbered Uragan-M No. 726.
Kosmos 2442/3/4 were launched from Site 81/23 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A Proton-M carrier rocket with a Blok DM upper stage was used to perform the launch which took place at 08:49 UTC on 25 September 2008. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designators 2008-046C. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 33380.