In a newly-announced project, the UK will launch three new space satellites to make high-resolution images of the Earth.
Where exactly the satellites will be made has not been confirmed. However, observers believe the may possibly be made at a former car factory in the Midlands.
This appears to be confirmed by news reaching us from the centre where the staff who will control the satellites from Earth are being trained. They have apparently been told to avoid taking the satellites through meteor showers, in case the bodies rust, and not to let the spacecraft spend too much time in direct sunlight, otherwise the outer paint is likely to fade and peel.
In addition, our Dover correspondent tells us that containers full of engines have arrived at the docks there from India, as well a consignment of gearboxes from France, all marked "Can be stored any way up - To be used only in zero gravity".