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The satellite is a geostationary early warning satellite that will replace the similar Kosmos-2379 satellite which is approaching the end of its operational life.
Kosmos-2379 was launched on  24th August 2001.

Kosmos-2440 will eventually occupy the 24W orbital position.

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A Proton-K rocket with a Kosmos military satellite was launched from the cosmodrome of Baikonur on Friday.

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A Proton-K/DM-3 rocket has successfully launched a  Kosmos military satellite from  launchpad LC81 at the Baikonur cosmodrome on Friday at 23:59 GMT, 27th June, 2008.
The 2000kg Kosmos satellite has entered into geostationary orbit and is probably similar to early warning Oko-1 satellites that can  detect the launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Perigee   35834 km     
Apogee  36328 km
Inclination 2.48°
Period 1451.15 min


KOSMOS 2440
1 33108U 08033A 08179.39821826 -.00000094 00000-0 00000+0 0 76
2 33108 002.4055 284.8037 0027056 242.2782 342.2710 00.99711958 00


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