The Kosmos military communications satellite will be orbited with the Molniya-M medium launch vehicle. Its start is planned for 10.05, Moscow time.
The Molniya-M liquid-fuel four-stage medium launch vehicle is considered one of the most reliable in the world. It is designed to inject space vehicles under 2,000 kg in high-elliptic orbits. Such launch vehicles have been launched from Plesetsk cosmodrome since 1970.