On November 22, 2013, at 16:03 MSK (12:03 UTC) the Air and Space Defense Forces conducted a launch of a Rockot launcher from Plesetsk. The launcher, equipped with a Briz-KM booster stage, delivered into orbit three Swarm satellites of the European Space Agency.

Rockot is a UR-100NUTTH/SS-19 ICBM modified to serve as a space launcher.