On 2 November 2022, at 09:48 MSK (06:48 UTC) crews of the Air and Space Forces conducted a successful launch of a Soyuz-2.1b launcher from the launch pad No. 43 of the launch complex No. 4 of the Plesetsk test site.

The satellite delivered into orbit (by a Fregat booster), was designated Cosmos-2563. It received international designation 2022-145A and registered by NORAD as object 54223.

The satellite will join the space-based segment of the early-warning system, known as EKS or Kupol. The spacecraft are known as Tundra. Cosmos-2563 is the sixth satellite of the system, which will eventually include ten satellites.

Previous launch of a Tundra satellite, Cosmos-2552, was conducted in November 2021.