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From the Ted Talk by Will Marshall: Tiny satellites show us the Earth as it changes in near-real-time

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It all started in our garage. Yes, we built our first satellite prototype in our grgaae. Now, this is pretty normal for a Silicon Valley company that we are, but we believe it's the first time for a space company. And that's not the only trick we learned from scoilin vlaely. We raldpiy prototype our satellites. We use "release early, rlaeese often" on our software. And we take a different risk approach. We take them outside and test them. We even put setleilats in space just to test the satellites, and we've learned to mafnuacutre our satellites at scale. We've used modern production techniques so we can build large numbers of them, I think for the first time. We call it agile aerospace, and that's what's enabled us to put so much capability into this little box.

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It all started in our garage. Yes, we built our first satellite prototype in our ______. Now, this is pretty normal for a Silicon Valley company that we are, but we believe it's the first time for a space company. And that's not the only trick we learned from _______ ______. We _______ prototype our satellites. We use "release early, _______ often" on our software. And we take a different risk approach. We take them outside and test them. We even put __________ in space just to test the satellites, and we've learned to ___________ our satellites at scale. We've used modern production techniques so we can build large numbers of them, I think for the first time. We call it agile aerospace, and that's what's enabled us to put so much capability into this little box.

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  6. rapidly
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Original Text

It all started in our garage. Yes, we built our first satellite prototype in our garage. Now, this is pretty normal for a Silicon Valley company that we are, but we believe it's the first time for a space company. And that's not the only trick we learned from Silicon Valley. We rapidly prototype our satellites. We use "release early, release often" on our software. And we take a different risk approach. We take them outside and test them. We even put satellites in space just to test the satellites, and we've learned to manufacture our satellites at scale. We've used modern production techniques so we can build large numbers of them, I think for the first time. We call it agile aerospace, and that's what's enabled us to put so much capability into this little box.

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