Orbital Micro Systems plans weather network
A miniaturised instrument to monitor the weather will be the first payload to fly on one of the UK Space Agency's new demonstration satellites.
US-based Orbital Micro Systems will launch their microwave radiometer aboard the 30cm-long spacecraft next year to retrieve temperature, humidity and precipitation measurements.
If successful, OMS plans a 40-strong constellation of similar satellites.
The company's CEO William Hosack spoke with our correspondent Jonathan Amos.