Planetary Simulant Database: LHS-1 Lunar Highlands Simulant

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Mineralogy

Component Wt.%
Anorthosite 89.3
Glass 9.0
Basalt 0.6
Ilmenite 0.5
Pyroxene 0.4
Olivine 0.2

Bulk Chemistry

No data available

Physical Properties

No data available

Simulant Name: LHS-1 Lunar Highlands Simulant
Current Status: Limited production
Developed By: University of Central Florida
Available From: CLASS Exolith Lab
Publications: N/A

The LHS-1 Lunar Highlands Simulant has been developed by the CLASS Exolith Lab. It is a high-fidelity, mineral-based simulant appropriate for a generic or average highlands location on the Moon. The simulant is not simply made of crushed terrestrial rocks, but accurately captures the texture of the regolith by combining mineral rock fragments (i.e., multimineralic grains).

The simulant is currently available in very limited amounts, with scaling ongoing.

Images

Photograph of an LHS-1 prototype:

Other Lunar Highlands Simulants
LHS-1 | MLS-2 | NAO-1 | NU-LHT-1M/2M/3M/1D/2C | OB-1 | OPRH2N/H2W/H3N/H3W