Live coverage: Arianespace declares success on first flight of the year

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a Soyuz rocket from French Guiana with the Hispasat 36W-1 commercial communications satellite. Text updates will appear automatically below; there is no need to reload the page. Follow us on Twitter.

Arianespace’s live video stream begins at 0043 GMT (7:43 p.m. EST). Please ensure your browser is updated with the latest version of Flash.