From Khrunichev Press Release

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, June 27, 2008 – A Proton  K/Block DM  launch vehicle today successfully launched a federal payload, designated as Cosmos 2440, for the Russian Ministry of  Defense.

 At 3:59 a.m. today Moscow time (23:59 GMT Thursday), the Proton lifted off from Launch Pad 24 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.  The spacecraft separated from the launch vehicle at 10:37 a.m. Moscow Time (07:37  GMT ).

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