Live coverage: Probe heading to Mercury blasts off from French Guiana

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of an Ariane 5 rocket with the BepiColombo mission to Mercury. Text updates will appear automatically below; there is no need to reload the page. Follow us on Twitter.

Arianespace Webcast

ESA Webcast

The European Space Agency’s live video webcast will begin approximately 30 minutes before launch and will be available on this page.