SPOT Image has signed a SPOT data reception agreement with the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS) to supply its US subsidiary SPOT Image Corporation with improved service, and imagery from the new SPOT 5 satellite.

Under the agreement, SPOT Image is to install a SPOT 5 Terminal at the Prince Albert receiving station, Saskatchewan, which covers most of Canada and the United States. This station has been receiving SPOT imagery since 1986, and is now upgrading its receiving equipment to perform near-real time image archiving at regional and global archive locations. The terminal will also allow CCRS to process, generate and electronically transmit products more quickly to SPOT Image Corporation.