Back in December I posted about the launch, scheduled for this month, of the new heavy lift Ariane 5ECA varient, the first after its disasterous maiden flight in December 2002. The new Ariane was successfully launched from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana at 2103 GMT yesterday...
CREDIT: ESA/CNES/ARIANESPACE-S. CORVAJA
Liftoff for Ariane 5 ECA Flight 164 on 12 Feb. 2005
Update: For those interested New Scientist has more information about the launch.