This tweet seems to suggest that the details will be released only after a mission is planned and funder, or at least $50 million is put in escrow, or a bitcoin wallet is offered, but I am not sure I understand the full story.
Frankly if someone said "here's $50 million to develop the mission to prove it's Snoopy" I'd genuinely reply "here's the details for a very worthy charity ..please give it to them"
So here's my challenge .. if we want to prove it's Snoopy ..can we get a few 12u or a hit bigger cubesats/sats launched on an intercept trajectory with SAR and optical . 12u minimum to permit suitable course correction capability
Common question..how do we know it's Snoopy ? Answer ..we don't 100% as I made clear in my talk .. it's a best guess based on the 103 obs..size ..orbit..and work by JPL scientists . Our team also working STK orbital data
When WT1190F was proven to not be Snoopy ..then we had more confidence that ours was a possible..
Question: Has the Snoopy candidate been publicly identified, or is it a secret? Is all we have to do is to search some database for an object with 103 published observations, or is the raw data privately held?
- Can someone help Scott Manley explain this Snoopy-capturing maneuver?
- Apollo 10: Where's Snoopy?
- Why do (did) they think WT1190F is low density?
- How can someone find the mass of debris objects in orbit
†Will the real Snoopy please stand up?