Lunar Mare (LMS-2) High-Fidelity Simulant
Lunar Mare (LMS-2) High-Fidelity Simulant
Lunar Mare (LMS-2) High-Fidelity Simulant

Lunar Mare (LMS-2) High-Fidelity Simulant

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Lunar Mare Simulant (LMS-2) is a high-fidelity, mineralogy based simulant chemically identical to our LMS-1. LMS-2 appropriately simulates the Lunar Mare regions on the Moon, which are the darker regions of the lunar surface. This recipe was designed based on information collected from the returned Apollo Lunar Soil samples and thus, the particle size distribution of the simulant is targeted to match that of typical Apollo soils.   

The core difference between LMS-1 and LMS-2 is their particle size range. LMS-2 has a particle size range upper limit of 2mm, whereas LMS-1 has an upper limit of 1mm. They are identical mineralogically and chemically otherwise. 

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.

LMS-2 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

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

1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds 

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