A Russian Proton-M rocket with an advanced satellite on board crashed outside of Kazakhstan’s territory on Friday, about nine minutes after lift-off. The Express-AM4R would have been Russia’s most advanced and powerful satellite.
The crash was likely caused by a failure in one of the third stage’s steering engines, reported Oleg Ostapenko, the head of the Russian national space agency Roscosmos.
“The exact cause is hard to establish immediately, we will be studying the telemetry. Preliminary information points to an emergency pressure drop in a steering engine of the third stage of the rocket,” he said.
However several Youtube users have suggested that the rocket was targeted by a UFO.
In the videos below you can see an object enter the screen from the right, it seems to pass through the tail of the rocket, then shortly after the rocket fails.
Did a UFO intercept the launch and cause the catastrophic failure?
Raw Footage Below, Object enters frame at mark 1:21