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The SAMI (Satellite MIssion) app displays stunning high-definition 3D and 2D real time animation and simulations of ESA Earth Observation Satellites orbiting around the Earth.
The current version of the app is tailored to the following set of ESA Earth Observation missions: Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, Sentinel-3, Sentinel-5, Swarm, SMOS, Cryosat-2 and Aeolus.

SAMI app displays the following elements of a mission scenario:
- orbit tracks, orbit ground-tracks and footprints (swath) of the instruments on-board
- the event of entering/exiting the area of visibility between the satellite and the ground stations
- moving parts deployments, like solar and antenna
- thrusters firing

With the editing capabilities of SAMI app, it is possible to:
- drive various camera views (camera attached to the Earth or to the satellite,..)
- select textures for the Earth's surface
- enable / disable display of instrument swaths
- make active/inactive a given ground station

It is possible to run a simulation and give the user control over time simulation parameters:
- Play / Pause, Speed factor
- set simulation start/stop time
- real-time simulation mode (set to UTC time)
- run in endless loop mode

The satellite position, attitude and swath footprint are obtained using Earth Observation CFI SW software engine used across ESA Earth Observation ground segments.

For technical support, please contact the SAMI helpdesk at sami@eopp.esa.int

What's New

Version 1.2.0

Various improvements and bug fixes


322.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), and iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation).
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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