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The Week Ahead for Oct. 12

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visits the JAXA exhibit at the 65th International Astronautical Congress. Credit: IAC via YouTube



  • Kennedy Space Center, Fla.: NASA will hold a briefing at 1 p.m. Eastern to discuss the contracts it awarded last month to three companies for the dedicated launch of cubesat-class spacecraft.


  • Washington: The Space Studies Board’s Committee on Solar and Space Physics meets, with presentations from several agencies on space science and space weather issues.


  • Baikonur, Kazakhstan: A Proton rocket is scheduled to lift off at 4:40 p.m. Eastern time carrying the Turksat 4B satellite.


  • Austin, Texas: The New Worlds 2015 conference by the New Worlds Institute discusses a variety of topics associated with space development and settlement.