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 = 50% / (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 

How to Calculate Satellite Coverage Area?

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


  1. First, determine the radius of the sphere/earth. 
  2. Next, determine the distance of the satellite from the surface. 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = A = 50% / (1+R/d).
  4. Finally, calculate the Satellite Coverage Area.
  5. 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) = ?