On 21 October 2022, at 22:20 MSK (19:20 UTC) crews of the Air and Space Forces conducted a successful launch of a Soyuz-2.1v rocket from the launch pad No. 4 of the launch complex No. 43 of the Plesetsk space launch site.

The satellites delivered into orbit were designated Cosmos-2561 and Cosmos-2562. They received international designations 2022-137A and 2022-137B and registered by NORAD as objects 54109 and 54110.

Some reports suggest that these are inspector satellites. They were place in the same orbital plane as USA 326, which was earlier approached by Cosmos-2558.