This video shows the highlights of the launch webcast, including the lift-off from Kourou on 19 December 2013, separation of Gaia and the successful entry into orbit. You can also watch the full replay of the webcast and a short video of the lift-off.
The video can be downloaded from "Gaia launch replay highlights" page on ESA's website. Follow links on that page to download full replay and lift-off videos.
(Video courtesy of ESA / CNEA / Arianespace.)
Page last updated: 18 January 2015