Lunar Mare (LMS-1) High-Fidelity Moon Dust Simulant
Lunar Mare (LMS-1) High-Fidelity Moon Dust Simulant
Lunar Mare (LMS-1) High-Fidelity Moon Dust Simulant
Scanning electron microscope image of LMS-1, magnification 50X
Scanning electron microscope image of LMS-1, magnification 100X
Scanning electron microscope image of LMS-1, magnification 500X
Scanning electron microscope image of LMS-1, magnification 1000X
Scanning electron microscope image of LMS-1, magnification 5000X

Lunar Mare (LMS-1) High-Fidelity Moon Dust Simulant

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Lunar Mare Simulant, LMS-1, developed by Exolith Lab, simulates the Lunar Mare regions on the Moon, which are the darker regions of the lunar surface. LMS-1 is a high-fidelity, mineral-based analog that is globally used for any educational or research use. This recipe was designed based on information collected from the returned Apollo Lunar Soil samples.   

The simulant is made of several terrestrial minerals, and accurately captures the texture of lunar regolith by combining both mineral and rock fragments (i.e., polymineralic grains) in precise proportions.

The particle size distribution of the simulant is targeted to match that of typical Apollo soils. LMS-1 does not currently simulate agglutinates or nanophase iron, but Exolith Lab also produces Anorthosite Agglutinates which are available for sale here.

For information on Mineralogy, bulk chemistry, and geotechnical properties, please see below:

Spec Sheet SDS   Constituent Report

*Previous spec sheets and data for past regolith simulant batches can be found at bottom of page.

Note that bulk density is not an inherent property and depends on the level of compaction.

The XRD data is from the Hamilton Analytical Lab.

The individual minerals that make up our Lunar Simulants are available here

 Spec Sheet Batch Code Date Range
Spec Sheet 001-02-001-0120 Before 06/2021
Spec Sheet 002-02-001-0621 6/2021-08/27/2023
Spec Sheet 003-02-001-0523 08/28/2023-Present

 

1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds


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