On October 30, 2014 at 04:42:52 MSK (01:42:52 UTC) the Space Forces successfully launched a Soyuz-2.1a launcher from the launch pad No. 4 of the launch complex No. 43 of the Plesetsk space launch site. The launcher, equipped with a Fregat booster stage, delivered into orbit a new military communication satellite of the Meridian type.

The satellite's NORAD number is 40296, its international designation is 2014-069A. The satellite is known as Meridian 7. Previous Meridian launch took place in November 2012.