The two nanosatellites, which are backed by the UK Space Agency, are said to be capable of processing and cherry-picking data from other satellites in orbit before transmitting it to Earth.
UK Space Agency
Mobile communications major O2, the UK Space Agency, and the European Space Agency (ESA) are joining forces to support a four-year trial programme called Project Darwin aimed at developing next-generation connectivity technology for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs).
The UK is set to develop a new instrument that will be deployed on a space monitoring spacecraft to observe the solar wind, which is the magnetised plasma emitted by the Sun, to protect astronauts, satellites and ground infrastructure.
The new satellite from the UK is expected to remove biases and enable a ‘climate quality’ earth observing system that is globally interoperable.