On November 14, 2008 the Space Forces successfully launched a Soyuz-U rocket from the Plesetsk launch site. The satellite delivered into orbit was designated Cosmos-2445. It is most likely an optical reconnaissance satellite of the Kobalt-M type.

The launch was performed from the launch pad No. 2 of the launch complex No. 16 of the Plesetsk launch site at 18:50 MSK (15:50 UTC). Cosmos-2445 received international designation 2008-058A and NORAD catalog number 33439. According to NORAD data, Cosmos-2445 was deployed in an orbit with inclination of 67.16 degrees, orbital period of about 89 minutes, apogee of 340 km, and perigee of 180 km.

This is the fourth Kobalt-M launch. The previous one took place in June 2007 (Cosmos-2427). Nominal lifetime of these satellites, which use returnable film capsules, is about 60 days - Cosmos-2427 completed its mission in August 2007.