by Bijan Sarhangpour
Bijan Sarhangpour's decades as an engineer date to 1972, when he took on his first successful, implemented project.
He has training in a variety of fields from around the world, and one area he specializes in is aerospace engineering.
What is Aerospace Engineering?
Aerospace engineering specialists like Bijan Sarhangpour are trained to design, produce, and maintain spacecraft, satellites, aircraft, and missiles.
These professionals create and test prototypes to ensure safety and proper function for each of these types of craft.
If you've ever seen an airplane, helicopter, or drone, you've witnessed the products of sound aerospace engineering. Likewise, every time you've used a device that relies on satellites (i.e.
, cell phones, GPS, etc.), you've benefitted from it.
How Aerospace Engineers Work
Flight vehicles, missiles, and satellites involve a high level of complexity.
As such, aerospace engineers like Bijan Sarhangpour work on teams of experts, and each professional focuses on their specialized area.