|Operator||Russian Aerospace Defence Forces|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||January 15, 2013, 16:24UTC|
|Launch site||Plesetsk 133/3|
Kosmos 2482 was launched from site 133/3 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. A rokot carrier rocket with a Briz-KM upper stage was used to perform the launch which took place at 16:24 UTC on 15 January 2013. The launch successfully placed the satellite into low earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2013-001A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 39057.