Live coverage: Ariane 5 rocket launches three satellites from French Guiana

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of an Ariane 5 rocket with the Galaxy 30 and BSAT-4b communications satellites, and Northrop Grumman’s second Mission Extension Vehicle for satellite servicing. Text updates will appear automatically below; there is no need to reload the page. Follow us on Twitter.

Arianespace’s live video webcast will begin approximately 15 minutes before launch and will be available on this page.