SpaceX officially sets new launch time for Bulgaria satellite – Orlando Sentinel

A Bulgarian telecommunications company will give it another go on Friday in its effort to launch the country’s first satellite.

SpaceX officials said late Sunday that a mission that has been delayed multiple times has set its sights on 2:10 p.m. Friday.

The backup time for that date will be the next day at the same time.

If it meets this launch time, it will set up what SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Sunday called a “weekend doubleheader,” as it will happen a day after a planned launch from Vandenberg Air Force base in California.

Both payloads will take off on a Falcon 9 rocket.

At about 3:29 p.m. on Sunday, SpaceX posted on Twitter that its launch of a BulgariaSat-1 would be delayed.

The company blamed a valve on the rocket’s fairing for the latest delay.

SpaceX officially sets new launch time for Bulgaria satellite – Orlando Sentinel