# slantRangeCircularOrbit

Calculate slant range or distance between circularly orbiting satellite and ground station

*Since R2024a*

## Description

calculates the distance in meters between a circularly orbiting satellite and a ground
station, with the specified elevation angle `dist`

= slantRangeCircularOrbit(`el`

,`hs`

,`hg`

)`el`

, satellite altitude
`hs`

, and ground station altitude `hg`

.

For more information, see Slant Range Calculations.

**Note**

`slantRangeCircularOrbit`

assumes the Earth is spherical and ignores the Earth rotation rate.`slantRangeCircularOrbit`

also assumes that an access or link is possible from the satellite to the ground station at all times.You can apply this syntax to any orbit type irrespective of its shape.

specifies the time instances to calculate the distance between a circularly orbiting
satellite and a ground station.`dist`

= slantRangeCircularOrbit(`el`

,`hs`

,`hg`

,`time`

)

For more information, see Slant Range Calculations.

**Note**

This syntax also assumes:

The ground station is located at the North Pole (positive Z–axis), and the satellite starts from the initial input elevation angle

`el`

in the second quadrant of the YZ–plane.Satellite moves in the clockwise direction in its circular orbit.

## Examples

## Input Arguments

## Output Arguments

## More About

## Extended Capabilities

## Version History

**Introduced in R2024a**