Kosmos 2445


Mission typeImaging technology
OperatorRoscosmos State Corporation
COSPAR ID2008-058A
SATCAT no.33439Edit this on Wikidata
Mission duration102 Days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeYantar-4K2M
ManufacturerProgress Rocket Space Centre
Start of mission
Launch dateNovember 14, 2008
Launch sitePlesetsk Cosmodrome
ContractorRoscosmos State Corporation
End of mission
Last contactFebruary 23, 2009
Decay dateFebruary 23, 2009
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude183 KM
Apogee altitude340 KM

Cosmos-2445 was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome on a Soyuz-U rocket on November 14, 2008.[1] It is an optical reconnaissance Spacecraft of the Yantar-4K2M class. It re-entered on February 23, 2009 after 102 days in space[2] It broke into two fragments that burned up later on in the re-entry sequence.

See also


  1. ^ astropl "Soyuz-U launch with Kosmos-2445 satellite""NASA Spaceflight Forum", 11-14-08
  2. ^ "Cosmos-2445 completed its mission""Russian strategic nuclear forces", 02-23-09