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Wednesday May 29th, 2019 morning edition

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SpaceX has created a brand new website dedicated to its Starlink satellite constellation, a prelude to offering Internet service to consumers after as few as six launches.

Additionally, reiterated CEO Elon Musk’s estimate that SpaceX will conduct 2-6 dedicated Starlink launches – carrying at least 60 satellites each – in 2019 alone.

A step further, SpaceX believes it will be able to offer coverage of the entirety of the populated world after as few as 24 launches (~1500 Starlink satellites).

“Starlink is targeted to offer service in the Northern U.S. and Canadian latitudes after six launches, rapidly expanding to global coverage of the populated world after an expected 24 launches.

SpaceX is targeting two to six Starlink launches by the end of this year.” — SpaceX,

Starlink will connect the globe with reliable and affordable high-speed broadband services — SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 24, 2019.

All of those characteristics will help as SpaceX pushes to deploy Starlink and begin serving customers as quickly as possible. »

Whales Seen In Hundreds Off NYC Shores, Drawn By Cleaner Waters

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Experts at the Rockaway-based non profit Gotham Whale started tracking sightings in the area in 2010 – counting just five.

The rise is monumental and points to the success of environmental policies such as the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act, Gotham Whale's founder said.

The non profit is building a catalogue of the whales they see near the city, which is now up to 110 individuals. »

Doctors in the U.S. experience symptoms of burnout at almost twice the rate of other workers, due to long hours, fear of being sued, and having to deal with growing bureaucracy. The economic impacts of burnout are also significant, costing the U.S. $4.6 billion every year, according to a new study.

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Iran hijab protester freed from jail: lawyer

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A woman jailed in Iran for one year for removing her hijab in public to protest against the country's Islamic dress code has been released early, her lawyer said Tuesday.

Movahedi, who is in her mid-20s, was arrested in October after removing her hijab from her head at Tehran's Enghelab Square.

Under the Islamic dress code, women can only show their face, hands and feet in public and are supposed to wear only modest colours. »