UFO enthusiasts have claimed they have spotted a cigar-shaped object on the SpaceX Starlink live feed.
SpaceX launched a new batch of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit in an accelerating campaign to deploy a globe-spanning network of internet relay satellites.
In last month’s launch, space enthusiasts claimed they noticed a mysterious UFO appearing near the rocket, Falcon 9, soon after the deployment of the satellites.
It raised discussions of conspiracy theories as SpaceX apparently cut the live feed seconds after the huge cigar-shaped object came into view.
Alien enthusiast David, who shared the footage on his YouTube channel UFOmania, pointed out what he believed was a mysterious object in a slow-motion clip and asked: “What is this?”
The clip shows the sixth launch of Starlink satellites, carried by Falcon 9 as it lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA, on March 19.
At about 15th minute, the satellites are separating away from the second stage of the rocket.
When the host passes to Michael Andrews, SpaceX’s supply chain supervisor, to conclude the launch, a bright, long cigar-shaped flying object can be seen approaching the rocket, it is claimed.
The UFO appears to become brighter and bigger as it hovers in space.
The live feed cuts as soon as Michael wraps up his speech.
Viewers were left stunned to see how close the rocket came to what they believe is a UFO.
One said: “It seems like that object whatever it is turned off its cloaking device allowing itself to be visible. Very interesting.”
Another one wrote: “Let’s hope the video doesn’t get deleted!”
“Thats a huge Cigar stick shaped Alien Craft or UFO. Spacex forgot to cut live public feed,” a third added.
But there is no evidence the object on the video is related to extraterrestrial beings.
One viewer it looks like “the first stage” of the rocket while a second one theorised: “It’s a weather balloon.”