The planned Monday launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center has been delayed, SpaceX announced Sunday.

  • Falcon 9 rocket launch delayed
  • Technical issue with fairing valve
  • Targeting June 23
  • RESOURCES: Launch schedule  

Technical issues with a fairing valve forced the company to delay the launch to no earlier than Friday, with a reattempt opportunity on Saturday.

“Standing down on BuglariaSat-1 to replace a fairing valve,” SpaceX said on its official Twitter page.

A new launch time has not been released.

SpaceX plans to send a communications satellite for Bulgaria—the country’s first—which is designed to provide broadcast and telecom services to southeastern Europe.

The launch will be SpaceX’s second attempt at launching and landing a previously used Falcon 9 rocket.