Specifically, the Government informed that the onboard super-computers have intelligent machine-learning algorithms that can provide hyper-accurate predictions of the locations of boats, track their whereabouts and calculate their arrival times at ports, allowing port businesses and authorities to manage busy docks safely.

The entire fleet will be used to forge inter-satellite links, which will enable the satellites to act as relays, sending data to one another and down to ground stations, which cuts the time between data collection and its delivery.

The satellites were supported by a £10 million ($12.8 million) of investment from the UK Space Agency.

Science Minister Amanda Solloway commented that

While nanosatellites are just the size of a shoe box, they have the power and intelligence of a regular satellite and are driving a revolution in how we observe our planet.