What Does it Take to Launch a Satellite?

What Does it Take to Launch a Satellite?

As part of the Alvine Engineering Professional Effectiveness and Enrichment Program, Bai Lan Zhu, a major in the U.S. Air Force, will present a lecture on Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles (EELV) on Wednesday, April 3, at 12:15 in the Schumann Auditorium. EELVs are launch vehicles used to inject medium and heavy satellites into orbit for commercial and scientific customers, the Department of Defense and other government agencies.

Zhu is the recruiting flight commander and aerospace studies instructor of Air Force ROTC at Yale University. She is responsible for recruiting, training, motivating and educating Air Force officer candidates and preparing them for leadership roles beyond their educational experience. 

She has served as an avionics engineer for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System and systems engineer for the Missile Defense Agency’s Upgraded Early Warning Radar program. Zhu earned a B.S. in electrical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology. She is a recipient of the 2007 Society of Women Engineers’ Space Coast New Engineer of the Year award and the 2009 Rotary National Award for Space Achievement’s Stellar award.


Bookmark and Share Back to the Front Page