Live coverage: Soyuz rocket launches with polar weather satellite

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a Russian Soyuz rocket with the Arktika-M 1 weather satellite designed to provide coverage of Russia’s Arctic region. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter.

Roscosmos’s live video stream begins at approximately 0610 GMT (1:10 a.m. EST) and will be available on this page.