February 6th - 16:55 UTC

T+1h50m: Russian officials confirm all six satellites successfully separated from the Fregat upper stage.

February 6th - 16:14 UTC

T+11m: The Fregat upper stage is now firing for a four minute first burn.

February 6th - 16:14 UTC

T+10m: The third stage has separated on time.

February 6th - 16:08 UTC

T+5m: The second stage has separated, which was quickly followed by fairing separation.

February 6th - 16:06 UTC

T+2m: The four strap on liquid fuelled boosters have separated from the main central core, now the second stage.

February 6th - 16:04 UTC

T-0: LIFTOFF! A Soyuz 2-1A rocket has blasted off from Baikonur carrying six Globalstar second generation spacecraft.

February 6th - 16:03 UTC


February 6th - 16:03 UTC

T-40s: The third stage umbilical is pulling away.

February 6th - 15:55 UTC

Weather is green for this evenings launch, the satellite and rocket are also all ready.

February 6th - 15:30 UTC

The two halves of the service structure have split and lowered to their launch position.

February 6th - 13:40 UTC

Fueling for todays attempt at liftoff started a few hours ago at Baikonur. The T-0 for todays attempt is 16:04 UTC.

February 5th - 14:20 UTC

Launch was moved to tomorrow due to higher than allowed winds at 8-10km in altitude.

February 5th - 14:00 UTC

Launch has been postponed 24 hours due to adverse weather conditions in Baikonur.

February 5th - 12:50 UTC

Fueling for todays launch began about 30 minutes ago. The Soyuz 2-1A uses a refined kerosene and liquid oxygen.

February 2nd - 13:00 UTC

The Soyuz 2-1A rocket with the final six second generation Globalstar satellites was rolled to the launch pad today ahead of launch which is set for February 5th 2013 at 16:20 UTC. Globalstar is a low earth orbit satellite constellation that powers satellite phones and other low-data communications.