On October 25, 2018 at 03:15 Moscow time the “Soyuz-2.1B” rocket-carrier was launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Arkhangelsk region, North Russia. The launch was performed by Russian Aerospace Defence Forces. The rocket orbited the “Kosmos-2528” satellite. The satellite payload is the fourth “Lotos S1” military intelligence satellite built for the Russian Ministry of Defense. The Russian Defense Ministry designed the new satellite “Kosmos-2528”, using the Russian military’s catch-all naming scheme for defense and intelligence spacecraft.