Satellite Slant Range Formula

The given below is the satellite slant range formula for you to calculate the slant range satellite communication on your own. Since it is impossible to find the satellite slant range without knowing the distance between geocenter and satellite, so we have provided the individual formula for calculating that distance too. Initially, you have to find the distance between geocenter and satellite and substitute that value in the slant range satellite communication formula to get the result.


r = h + B
D = √ [(B x Cos(ε))2 + r2 - B2] - (B x Cos(ε))


h = Distance Between GND Station and Satellite
B = Distance Between Geocenter and Ground Station
ε = Elevation Angle
r = Distance Between Geocenter and Satellite
D = Satellite Slant Range

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