Watch live: Arianespace launches Soyuz rocket with CSO-2 satellite to France

Arianespace will launch a Russian-built Soyuz rocket with the CSO-2 Earth observation satellite for the French space agency CNES Tuesday 29 December, and you can watch it live here, courtesy of Arianespace. Removal is set to 11:42 AM EST (1642 GMT) of the Guyana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana.

Arianespace’s launch webcast is now underway, with live commentary to begin 11:25 AM EST (1625 GMT).