Penn State Altoona gets $39K grant

Lockheed Martin donation to fund rocket projects

From Mirror staff reports

A $39,000 gift from global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin will support Penn State Al­toona’s undergraduate project that evaluates manufactured nontoxic liquid bipropellant injectors.

That gift enables students to design and build rocket engines, according to Penn State Altoona professors.

The project is to be conducted at the Advanced Combustion and Energetics Laboratory in Altoona and at Penn State Altoona’s thermal science lab.

The project will provide electro-mechanical engineering students with hands-on experience in the design and fabrication of liquid bipropellant rocket injectors.

The objective is to study the effect of the injector manufacturing process on the combustion of a nontoxic fuel and oxidizer in low thrust liquid thrusters.

The project will be supervised by assistant professor in mechanical engineering Jeffrey Moore and professor in mechanical engineering Grant Risha.

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