Watch This Russian Rocket Explode Resulting In A Massive Shockwave

Watch This Russian Rocket Explode Resulting In A Massive Shockwave

From Foxtrot Alpha: A Proton-M rocket carrying a GLONASS satellite exploded just after leaving the launch pad last summer, and it was chock full of rocket fuel. The shock-wave from the blast is made incredibly clear some ten seconds after the flailing rocket detonates in a huge fireball.

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Original post by Tyler Rogoway on foxtrotalpha

Russian Proton-M Rocket Explodes Resulting In Massive Shock Wave

Russian Proton-M Rocket Explodes Resulting In Massive Shock Wave

This video, said to be filmed in Kazakhstan on July 2nd, 2013, depicts a Proton-M rocket carrying a GLONASS satellite exploding just after leaving the launch pad. The shock wave from the blast is made incredibly clear some ten seconds after the flailing rocket detonates in a huge fireball.

You can see the launch from a closer angle below. The shock-wave in the open is also sharp to say the least.

Here is the telescopic view of the doomed launch presumably shot from a Roscosmos installation:

Tyler Rogoway is a defense journalist and photographer who maintains the website Foxtrot Alpha for Jalopnik.com You can reach Tyler with story ideas or direct comments regarding this or any other defense topic via the email address Tyler@Jalopnik.com

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