The new optical reconnaissance satellite Persona, designated Cosmos-2441 at its launch on July 6, 2008, failed shortly after beginning its operations. According to a report in Rossiyskaya Gazeta, at the recent session of Roskosmos the deputy prime minister, Sergey Ivanov, criticized the industry for a string of satellite failures - Monitor, KazSat, and Persona. The reports said that in the Persona case, it was the electronics of the satellite that failed.

It is hard to say exactly when the satellite failure occurred. However, Cosmos-2441 has not been performing any orbit-correction maneuvers since mid-September 2008.