Media note: Watch the countdown and launch of Inmarsat’s Global Xpress satellite live at 12:44 today

24 August 2015: LAUNCH TIME: 12:44 PM (BST)

Inmarsat will launch its third satellite in the transformational Global Xpress (GX) programme – Inmarsat-5 F3 (I-5 F3).

The live broadcast from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan begins today at 12.30 (BST) with lift-off scheduled for 12.44pm (BST).

Watch the Inmarsat’s third GX satellite lift-off aboard a Proton rocket into geosynchronous orbit 35,786km (22,236 miles) above the Earth, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

You can view a live feed of the countdown and the launch via YouTube.

I-5 F3 will cover the Pacific Ocean Region and will, together with Inmarsat-5 F1 and Inmarsat-5 F2, create the world’s first globally available, high-speed mobile broadband service, delivered through a single provider.