The Air and Space Forces performed a successful launch of a Soyuz-2.1b rocket from the launch pad No. 4 of the launch complex No. 43 of the Plesetsk space launch site. The launch took place at 23:17 MSK (20:17 UTC) on November 3, 2018. The satellite that the rocket and its Fregat boost stage delivered into orbit is a Glonass-M navigation satellite. The satellite is likely to be designated Cosmos-2529. The satellite received international designation 2018-086A and was registered by NORAD as object 43687.

Normally, Glonass satellites as well as other military satellites receive Cosmos designation when the ground command center establishes control over the satellite. On 4 November 2018 the Air and Space Forces reported that the control was established. However, the designation has not been announced yet.

Previous Glonass launch took place in June 2018.