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A python client to interact with the Sedaro API.

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Sedaro Python Client

A python client for interacting with the Sedaro API using intuitive classes and methods.

This client is intended to be used alongside our OpenAPI Specification. Please refer to this documentation for detailed information on the names, attributes, and relationships of each Sedaro Block. See docstrings on classes and their methods for further instructions and explanations.

It is recommended that you are familiar with Modeling in Sedaro as a prerequisite to using this client.

Package release versions correspond to the Sedaro application version at the time of package updates.


pip install sedaro

Getting Started

Instantiate SedaroApiClient and get a Branch

# Generate an API key in the Sedaro Management Console.
sedaro = SedaroApiClient(api_key=API_KEY)

# Get an agent template branch
agent_template_branch = sedaro.agent_template('NShL_CIU9iuufSII49xm-')

# Get a scenario branch
scenario_branch = sedaro.scenario('NXKwd2xSSPo-V2ivlIr8k')
# If using a dedicated enterprise Sedaro instance, overwrite the default `host` kwarg.
HOST = ''
sedaro = SedaroApiClient(api_key=API_KEY, host=HOST)

Block CRUD

Use the AgentTemplateBranch or ScenarioBranch to instantiate and utilize the BlockType class. A BlockType object is used to create and access Sedaro Blocks of the respective class.

# ...etc.
  • Valid BlockTypes for Agent Template Branches and Scenario Branches can be found in our redocs OpenAPI Specification, by viewing the valid classes in the blocks key for the Template PATCH route. In code editors that support it, intellisense will suggest names for BlockTypes.

A BlockType has several methods:

branch.Subsystem.get(block_id) # ID of desired Subsystem

These methods (except for get_all_ids) return a single or list of Block(s). A Block has several methods and properties.

subsystem = branch.Subsystem.create(name='Structure')

subsystem.update(name='Structure 2.0')


A Block will always be equal to and in sync with all other Blocks referencing the same Sedaro Block:

subsystem = branch.Subsystem.create(name='Structure')
subsystem_2 = subsystem.update(name='Structure 2.0')
subsystem_3 = branch.Subsystem.get(

assert subsystem == subsystem_2 == subsystem_3

The repr of a Block will show you the corresponding Sedaro Block's data:


>>> Subsystem(
>>>   category='CUSTOM'
>>>   components=[]
>>>   id='NShHxZwUh1JGRfZKDvqdA'
>>>   name='Structure 2.0'
>>>   type='Subsystem'
>>> )

Keying into any field existing on the corresponding Sedaro Block will return the value.
>>> 'Structure 2.0'

Keying into relationship fields returns Blocks corresponding to the related Sedaro Blocks as follows:

  • OneSide: a Block
  • ManySide: a list of Blocks
  • DataSide: a dictionary with Blocks as keys and relationship data as values
>>> SolarPanel(id='NShKPImRZHxGAXqkPsluk')

Note that this allows for traversing via chained relationship fields.


Full Example

from sedaro import SedaroApiClient
from sedaro.exceptions import NonexistantBlockError

API_KEY = 'api_key_generated_by_sedaro'

sedaro = SedaroApiClient(api_key=API_KEY)

branch = sedaro.agent_template(AGENT_TEMPLATE_ID)

solar_cell = branch.SolarCell.create(
  manufacturer='Sedaro Corporation',

sc_id =



except NonexistantBlockError as e:
    assert str(e) == f'The referenced Block with ID: {sc_id} no longer exists.'

Multi-Block CRUD

The crud method is also available for performing operations on multiple Sedaro blocks and/or root at the same time using kwargs as follows:

  • root: update fields on the root by passing a dictionary
  • blocks: create/update 1+ blocks by passing a list of dictionaries. If an id is present, the corresponding block will be updated. If an id isn't present, a new block will be created. The type is always required.
  • delete: delete 1+ blocks by passing a list of their block ids.

In this method, relationship fields can point at existing BlockID's or "ref id"s. A "ref id" is similar to a json "reference" and is used as follows:

  • It is any string starting with '$'.
  • It must be in the id field of a single Block dictionary created in this transaction.
  • It can be referenced in any relationship field on root or any Block dictionary in this transaction.
  • All instances of the "ref id" will be resolved to the corresponding created Block's id.
    root={ "field": "value" }, # update fields on root
        { "id": "NXKzb4gSdLyThwudHSR4k", "type": "Modem", "field": "value" }, # update block
        { "type": "SolarCell",  "field": "value", ... }, # create block
    delete=["NTF8-90Sh93mPKxJkq6z-"] # delete block

The response from this method is used to update the blocks in the Branch the method was called on. The content of the response is also returned, as follows:

    "crud": {
      "blocks": [], # ids of all Blocks created or updated
      "delete": [], # ids of all Blocks deleted
    "branch": {
      # whole branch dictionary


Access a Simulation via the simulation attribute on a ScenarioBranch.

sim = sedaro.scenario('NShL7J0Rni63llTcEUp4F').simulation

# Start simulation
simulation_handle = sim.start() # This will return imediately after queueing the simulation job
# To instead wait for simulation to enter the RUNNING state, pass `wait=True`
# simulation_handle = sim.start(wait=True)

# See simulation status
simulation_handle = sim.status()

# Poll simulation, and return results when complete (progress will be printed until ready)
results = sim.results_poll()

# If you know it's complete, query for results directly
results = sim.results()

# Terminate running simulation
  • The status, results, results_poll, and terminate methods can all optionally take a job_id, otherwise they operate on the latest (most recently started/finished) simulation.
  • For results and results_poll, you may also provide the optional kwarg streams. This triggers narrowing results to fetch only specific streams that you specify. See doc strings for the results method for details on how to use the streams kwarg.

Simulation Handle

The following Simulation methods are also available on the SimulationHandle returned by sim.start() and sim.status():


The SimulationHandle can also be used to access the attributes of the running simulation. For example:



Any object in the results API will provide a descriptive summary of its contents when the .summarize method is called. See the results_api_demo notebook in the modsim notebooks repository for more examples.

Fetch Raw Data

You may also fetch results directly as a plain dictionary with additional arguments to customize the result.

sim = sedaro.scenario('NShL7J0Rni63llTcEUp4F').simulation

# Run simulation

# After finished... get raw data
    ('bar', 'Thermal'),
    ('bar', 'Power')
data = sim.results_plain(
### alternative:
data = sim.results_plain(

See doc string in the results_plain for details on use of the arguments.

Bulk Download

Use the following method to download larger datasets more efficiently. See the doc string for details on use of the arguments.

This will produce a ZIP archive called in your working directory. Inside the ZIP archive, there will be one JSON file for each Agent, with the name <agent UUID>.json.

Send Requests

Use the built-in method to send custom requests to the host. See OpenAPI Specification for documentation on resource paths and body params.

Through the request property, you can access get, post, put, patch, and delete methods.

# get a branch
# create a celestial target in a branch
sun = {
    'name': 'Sun',
    'type': 'CelestialTarget'

    { 'blocks': [sun] }

Note that requests sent this way to CRUD Sedaro Blocks won't automatically update already instantiated Branch or Block objects.

External Simulation State Dependencies

The following API is exposed to enable the integration of external software with a Sedaro simulation during runtime. Read more about "Cosimulation" in Sedaro here.

Warning: The following documentation is a work in progress as we continue to evolve this feature. It is recommended that you reach out to Sedaro Application Engineering for assistance using this capability while we mature the documentation for it.


Define ExternalState block(s) on a Scenario to facilitate in-the-loop connections from external client(s) (i.e. Cosimulation). The existance of these blocks determines whether or not the external interface is enabled and active during a simulation. These blocks will also be version controlled just as any other block in a Sedaro model.

# Per Round External State Block
    "id": "NZ2SGPWRnmdJhwUT4GD5k",
    "type": "PerRoundExternalState",
    "produced": [{"root": "velocity"}], # Implicit QuantityKind
    "consumed": [{"": "Position.eci"}], # Explicit QuantityKind
    "engineIndex": 0, # 0: GNC, 1: C&DH, 2: Power, 3: Thermal
    "agents": ["NSghFfVT8ieam0ydeZGX-"]

# Spontaneous External State Block
    "id": "NZ2SHUkS95z1GtmMZ0CTk",
    "type": "SpontaneousExternalState",
    "produced": [{"root": "activeOpMode"}],
    "consumed": [{"": "Position.eci"}],
    "engineIndex": 0, # 0: GNC, 1: C&DH, 2: Power, 3: Thermal
    "agents": ["NSghFfVT8ieam0ydeZGX-"]

Deploy (i.e. Initialize)

sim_client = sedaro.scenario('NShL7J0Rni63llTcEUp4F').simulation

# Start the simulation
# Note that when `sim_client.start()` returns, the simulation job has entered your Workspace queue to be built and run.
# Passing `wait=True` to start() will wait until the simulation has entered the RUNNING state before returning.
# At this time, the simulation is ready for external state production/consumption
simulation_handle = sim_client.start(wait=True)


agent_id = ... # The ID of the relevant simulation Agent
per_round_external_state_id = ... # The ID of the relevant ExternalState block
spontaneous_external_state_id = ... # The ID of the relevant ExternalState block
time = 60050.0137 # Time in MJD

# Query the simulation for the state defined on the ExternalState block at the optionally given time
# This blocks until the state is available from the simulation
state = simulasimulation_handletion.consume(agent_id, per_round_external_state_id)

state = simulation_handle.consume(agent_id, spontaneous_external_state_id, time=time) # Optionally provide time

Note: Calling consume with a time value that the simulation hasn't reached yet will block until the simulation catches up. This is currently subject to a 10 minute timeout. If the request fails after 10 minutes, it is recommended that it be reattempted.

Similarly, calling consume with a time that too far lags the current simulation might result in an error as the value has been garbage collected from the simulation caches and is no longer available for retrieval. If this is the case, please fetch the data from the Data Service (via the Results API) instead.


state = (
  [7000, 0, 0], # Position as ECI (km)
  [12, 0, 14.1, 14.3, 7, 0], # Thruster thrusts
simulation_handle.produce(agent_id, per_round_external_state_id, state)

state = (
  [0, 0, 0, 1], # Commanded Attitude as Quaternion
simulation_handle.produce(agent_id, spontaneous_external_state_id, state, timestamp=60050.2)
# `timestamp` is optional.  If not provided, the `time` at which the simulation receives the spontaneous state is used
# Note: `timestamp` can be used to intentionally inject latency between the time a command is sent and when it is to take effect.  This allows for more accurately modeling communications latency on various comms buses.


A simulation that terminates on its own will clean up all external state interfaces. Manually terminating the simulation will do the same:


Sedaro Base Client

The Sedaro client is a wrapper around the Swagger generated OpenAPI client. When this package is installed, the auto-generated, lower-level clients and methods are also available under sedaro_base_client.

from sedaro_base_client import ...

Community, Support, Discussion

If you have any issues using the package or any suggestions, please start by reaching out:

  1. Open an issue on GitHub
  2. Join the Sedaro Community Slack
  3. Email us at

Please note that while emails are always welcome, we prefer the first two options as this allows for others to benefit from the discourse in the threads. That said, if the matter is specific to your use case or sensitive in nature, don't hesitate to shoot us an email instead.

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