The Week Ahead for Oct. 12

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Monday-Friday:

Wednesday:

  • 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.

Wednesday-Thursday:

  • 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.

Friday:

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

Friday-Saturday:

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