Live coverage: Ariane 5 lifts off with weather and TV broadcast satellites

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of an Ariane 5 rocket with the MTG-I1 geostationary weather satellite for ESA and Eumetsat, and the Galaxy 35 and 36 communications satellites for Intelsat. 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 one hour before launch and will be available on this page.