European exoplanet hunters blast off from Earth

A European space telescope charged with exploring planets outside our Solar System launched from French Guiana on Wednesday, according to live images transmitted by launch firm Arianespace.

The Soyuz rocket took off at 05:54 am (0854 GMT) from the Guiana Space Centre, one day later than scheduled because of a technical glitch.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56