Multistage Helium Balloon Project

Multistage Helium Balloon Project

FECORE has begun the planning and discussion phase for a multistage helium balloon project. We are aiming for a launch within 7 months. The term multistage means it will have more than one helium filled balloon to provide lift. Current plans call for one large balloon...
Airy’s Failure, FECORE’s Success

Airy’s Failure, FECORE’s Success

Airy’s Failure, FECORE’s Success George Biddle Airy was born in 1801. At age 35, he was appointed Astronomer Royal at the national observatory in Greenwich, UK. He had many prestigious positions and created several noteworthy theories during his illustrious life....
FECORE is Calling You

FECORE is Calling You

FECORE NEEDS YOUR HELP We are in need of a person with experience in WordPress and PHP or Hypertext Preprocessor programming to handle the week-to-week work of our website fecore.org. We need this person to donate their time on a regular basis. This means 10 to 30...
SALAD V2 News

SALAD V2 News

Our first project as FECORE was to perform a laser observation on Balaton Lake in Hungary. The project was in the planning stages previous to the founding of FECORE, and the people involved participated in what became an FECORE project. Lake Balaton was the site for...
Progress FECORE Tax Exempt Status

Progress FECORE Tax Exempt Status

If you type into an internet search the question, “How long does it take for tax exempt status of a 501c3?” The answer comes back, “Typically, IRS 501(c)(3) approval takes between 2 and 12 months, inclusive of likely written follow-up questions. Sometimes it takes a...
Mechanical Gyros and Testing Earth Spin

Mechanical Gyros and Testing Earth Spin

In June of this year some members proposed that we use a fiber optic gyro (FOG) or an inertial measurement unit (IMU) to test if while flying in an airplane tilts in reference to space as it flies over the convex surface of the earth. This is what is expected under a...