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Shown in the figure is the area served by a communications satellite circling a planet of radius $R$ at an altitude $a$. The portion of the planet's surface within range of the satellite is a spherical cap of depth $d$ and surface area $A=2 \pi R d$.

Express $d$ in terms of $R$ and $\theta$.

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