February 1st 2013 - 08:11 UTC

We have a video at the bottom of this page of launch, It is seen that the first stage glow dulls down to a pin dot before disappearing either out of view or into the darkness as the engine shut down.

February 1st 2013 - 08:10 UTC

Sea Launch have confirmed a failure of the first stage 40 seconds into flight resulting in a mission failure. The rocket and payload are in the ocean near the launch platform.

February 1st 2013 - 07:24 UTC

RIA Novosti report the Zenit lost control at 50 seconds into flight, which was during the first stage burn.

February 1st 2013 - 07:21 UTC

As per the launch timeline Intelsat 27 should be in orbit by now, Still to be confirmed.

February 1st 2013 - 07:18 UTC

The last we know is the second stage burn was underway.

February 1st 2013 - 07:12 UTC

Sea Launch are not providing any further updates at this time.

February 1st 2013 - 07:00 UTC

T+4m: The payload fairing covering the Intelsat 27 has now separated.

February 1st 2013 - 06:58 UTC

T+2m: The 1st stage has shut down and separated on time.

February 1st 2013 - 06:56 UTC

T-0: LAUNCH! The Zenit has lifted off from the Sea Launch Platform.

February 1st 2013 - 06:53 UTC

T-3m: Everything is 'GO' for this mornings launch.

February 1st 2013 - 06:53 UTC

T-3m: Everything is 'GO' for this mornings launch.

February 1st 2013 - 06:00 UTC

T-1h: Fueling of the Zenit began 45 minutes ago.

January 31st 2013 - 14:00 UTC

The Sea Launch Platform has been blasted and submerged in position for launch, The Zenit rocket has also been rolled out and erected. Launch will take place at 06:56 UTC tomorrow morning.

January 27th 2013 - 07:00 UTC

Intelsat 27 is scheduled to launch on a Zenit-3SL from the Odyssey platform out a sea on the equator. Intelsat 27 will provide 15 years or more service, carrying 16 C-Band transponders and 19 Ku-band transponders the craft will be positioned at 304.5 degrees East and serve the Americas and Europe.

Launch will occur on February 1st 2013 at 06:56 UTC. The Zenit will lift off and the first stage will burn for two and a half minutes, The second stage will then burn for 6 minutes. Once the second stage separates from the Block DM-SL upper stage, the upper stage will conduct a nearly 12 minute burn before coasting for 10 minutes ahead of payload separation. Intelsat 27 will separate at 30 minutes into the mission.