Live coverage: Soyuz rideshare mission lifts off from Vostochny Cosmodrome

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a Soyuz rocket from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia with 33 satellites on-board. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter.

The Russian webcast of the launch will begin at 0440 GMT (12:40 a.m. EDT), and will be available on this page.