On November 2, 2010 the Space Forces carried out a successful launch of a Soyuz-2.1a launcher with a Fregat post-boost stage. The rocket was launched at 03:58:39 MSK (00:58:39 UTC) from the launch pad No. 3 of the launch complex No. 43 of the Plesetsk space launch site. According to a Space Forces representative, the spacecraft - a communication satellite of the Meridian type -successfully reached its orbit at 06:13 MSK.

The satellite was identified by the Space Forces by its generic name, Meridian. Its international designation is 2010-058A, NORAD number 37212. According to the satellite manufacturer, the Reshetnev Design Bureau, the satellite successfully reached its operational orbit. Parameters of the orbit: inclination 62.8 degrees, perigee 966 km, apogee about 39800 km, orbital period about 726 minutes.

This is the third Meridian launch. The fist one took place in December 2006, the second - in May 2009.

This launch completed flight tests of the Soyuz-2.1a rocket.