Airbus Defence and Space and SANSA have worked together on remote sensing since a Spot 1 data reception contract in 1989. In 2014 engineers upgraded the DRS to receive Spot 6 and 7 data. Imagery from the two satellites is now available for ordering from SANSA and new acquisitions are already ongoing to support a second country coverage during the remainder of 2015. The creation of a 1.5m seamless country mosaic is also planned for yearend.
Spot 6 and Spot 7 orbit at 694 kilometers and are phased 180 degrees apart. Each spacecraft can collect up to three million square kilometers of imagery per day.