Enter the radius of the sphere/earth and the distance of the satellite from the surface into the Satellite Coverage Area Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Satellite Coverage Area.

## Satellite Coverage Area Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Satellite Coverage Area.

A = 50P / (1+R/d)

Variables:

- A is the Satellite Coverage Area (% coverage)
- R is the radius of the sphere/earth
- d is the distance of the satellite from the surface

To calculate the satellite coverage area, divide 50 percent by the result of 1 plus the radius of the earth over the distance from the surface to the satellite.

## How to Calculate Satellite Coverage Area?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Satellite Coverage Area.

- First, determine the radius of the sphere/earth.
- Next, determine the distance of the satellite from the surface.
- Next, gather the formula from above = A = 50% / (1+R/d).
- Finally, calculate the Satellite Coverage Area.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem : **

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

radius of the sphere/earth = 300

distance of the satellite from the surface = 200

A = 50% / (1+R/d)** **= ?