|Operator||Russian Space Forces|
|Manufacturer||Reshetnev ISS |
|Launch mass||1,415 kilograms (3,120 lb) |
|Dimensions||1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) diameter |
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||December 25, 2008, 10:43UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 81/24|
|Regime||Medium Earth orbit|
Kosmos 2448 (Russian: Космос 2448 meaning Cosmos 2448) is one of a set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2008 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2447 and Kosmos 2449.
This satellite is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M, and is numbered Uragan-M No. 728.
Kosmos 2447/8/9 were launched from Site 81/24 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 10:43 UTC on 25 December 2008. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2008-067C. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 33468.