Live coverage: European launcher heads to orbit from French Guiana

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of an Ariane 5 rocket with the Sky Brasil 1 and Telkom 3S communications satellites. 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 approximately 2120 GMT (4:20 p.m. EST). Please ensure your browser is updated with the latest version of Flash.