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Regolith Simulants Directory

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Lunar Regolith Simulants

Description

NameOB-1
DescriptionAverage highlands (general)
AvailabilityPreviously produced, no/limited stockpiles exist

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Deltion Innovations Ltd

Canada

Description

NameChenobi
DescriptionAverage highlands (general)
AvailabilityPreviously produced, no/limited stockpiles exist

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Deltion Innovations Ltd

Canada

Description

NameOB-1A
DescriptionAverage highlands (general)
AvailabilityTBD

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Deltion Innovations Ltd

Canada

Description

NameUW-1M
DescriptionLunar mare
AvailabilityTBD

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The University of Winnipeg

Canada

Description

NameUW-11
DescriptionLunar highlands
AvailabilityTBD

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The University of Winnipeg

Canada

Description

NameDNA-1
DescriptionLow Ti Mare
AvailabilityPreviously produced, some stockpiles exist, may be difficult to reproduce if needed

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ESA

Netherlands

Description

NameEAC-1a
DescriptionLow Ti Mare (geotechnical), large volume
AvailabilityCurrently available

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ESA

Netherlands

Description

NameTUBS-T
DescriptionHighlands (general)
AvailabilityCurrently available

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Technische Universität Braunschweig

Germany

Description

NameTUBS-H
DescriptionLow Ti Mare (general)
AvailabilityCurrently available

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Technische Universität Braunschweig

Germany

Description

NameUOM-Black
Descriptionlarge volume, mechanical
AvailabilityCurrently available

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The University of Manchester

UK

Description

NameUOM-White
Descriptionlarge volume, mechanical
AvailabilityCurrently available

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The University of Manchester

UK

Description

NameAGK-2010
DescriptionGeotehnical
AvailabilityCurrently available

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Polish Academy of Sciences

Poland

Description

NameFJS-1
DescriptionAverage luna mare (general)
AvailabilityCurrently available

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Shimizu Corporation

Japan

Description

NameFJS-1g
DescriptionAverage luna mare (general), enhanced glass
AvailabilityCurrently available

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Shimizu Corporation

Japan

Description

NameOshima Base Simulant
DescriptionAverage luna mare
AvailabilityPreviously produced, no/limited stockpiles exist

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Shimizu Corporation

Japan

Description

NameKohyama Base Simulant
DescriptionAverage luna highland (general)
AvailabilityPreviously produced, no/limited stockpiles exist

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Shimizu Corporation

Japan

Description

NameFJS-2
DescriptionAverage luna soil (general : Apollo14 site)
AvailabilityPreviously produced, no/limited stockpiles exist

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Shimizu Corporation

Japan

Description

NameFJS-3
DescriptionLuna mare (High Titanium model)
AvailabilityPreviously produced, no/limited stockpiles exist

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Shimizu Corporation

Japan

Description

NameKLS-1
Descriptionlarge volume, mechanical
AvailabilityCurrently available

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Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, KICT

South Korea

Description

NameKIGAM-L1
Descriptionhighland (general), small volume
AvailabilityCurrently available

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Korea Institute of Geoscience and Minearl Resoureces, KIGAM

South Korea

Description

NameOPRH2N
DescriptionAverage highlands, Apollo based (general)- 70% anorthosite, 30% basaltic cinder
AvailabilityCurrently available

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OFF PLANET RESEARCH

US

Description

NameOPRH3N
DescriptionAverage highlands, Apollo based (general)- 80% anorthosite, 20% basaltic cinder
AvailabilityCurrently available

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OFF PLANET RESEARCH

US

Description

NameOPRL2N
DescriptionAverage mare, Apollo based (general)- 90% basaltic cinder, 10% anorthosite
AvailabilityCurrently available

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OFF PLANET RESEARCH

US

Description

NameOPRL2NT
Descriptionh-Ti mare, Apollo based (general) - 77% basaltic cinder, 8.6% anorthosite, 14.4% ilmer
AvailabilityCurrently available

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OFF PLANET RESEARCH

US

Description

NameOPR Agglutinate
DescriptionAgglutinate component made out of any of the above simulants
AvailabilityCurrently available

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OFF PLANET RESEARCH

US

Description

NameLHS-1
DescriptionAverage highlands, Apollo 16 based (general)
AvailabilityCurrently available

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University of Central Florida

US

Description

NameLMS-1
DescriptionAverage mare, moderate Ti (general)
AvailabilityCurrently available

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University of Central Florida

US

Description

NameNU-LHT series
DescriptionAverage highlands, Apollo 16 based (general)
AvailabilityPreviously produced, some stockpiles exist, may be difficult to reproduce if needed

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NASA

US

Description

NameJSC-1
DescriptionAverage mare (general)
AvailabilityPreviously produced, no/limited stockpiles exist

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NASA

US

Description

NameJSC-1A series
DescriptionAverage mare (general)
AvailabilityPreviously produced, some stockpiles exist, can be reproduced if needed

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NASA

US

Description

NameJSC-1 and JSC-1A feedstock
DescriptionAverage mare (general)
AvailabilityCurrently available

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NASA

US

Description

NameBP-1
DescriptionAverage mare (general)
AvailabilityCurrently available

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NASA

US

Description

NameMLS-1
DescriptionHigh-Ti mare, Apollo 11 based
AvailabilityPreviously produced, no/limited stockpiles exist

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NASA

US

Description

NameGreenSpar
DescriptionAverage highland anorthosite, An 78-86 (general)
AvailabilityCurrently available

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NASA

US

Description

NameGRC-1 and GRC-3
DescriptionTerra mechanics testing
AvailabilityPreviously produced, some stockpiles exist, can be reproduced if needed

Supplier/Contact

NASA

US

Mars Regolith Simulants

Description

NameES-1
DescriptionFine dust (Nepheline Syenite) from Sibelco, Norway. Large volume, mechanical
AvailabilityPreviously produced, some stockpiles exist, may be difficult to reproduce if needed

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RUAG Space

Belgium

Description

NameES-2
DescriptionSilverbond D6 DD fine quartz sand (from Sibelco, Belgium)
AvailabilityPreviously produced, some stockpiles exist, may be difficult to reproduce if needed

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RUAG Space

Belgium

Description

NameES-3
DescriptionOMR Dry (from Sibelco Ltd. UK). Mixture of coarse and medium components
AvailabilityPreviously produced, some stockpiles exist, may be difficult to reproduce if needed

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RUAG Space

Belgium

Description

NameES-4
DescriptionMixture of ES-1 and ES-3
AvailabilityPreviously produced, some stockpiles exist, may be difficult to reproduce if needed

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RUAG Space

Belgium

Description

NameOUCM-1 and CM-2
DescriptionContemporary Martian Simulants
AvailabilityCurrently available

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Open University

UK

Description

NameQUEB-1 and EB-2
DescriptionEarly basaltic
AvailabilityCurrently available

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Open University

UK

Description

NameOUHR-1 and HR-2
DescriptionHaematite rich
AvailabilityCurrently available

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Open University

UK

Description

NameOUSR-1 and SR-2
DescriptionSulfur rich
AvailabilityCurrently available

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Open University

UK

Description

NameMGS-1
DescriptionGlobal basaltic soil based on the mineralogy of the Rocknest target at Gale crater
AvailabilityCurrently available

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University of Central Florida

US

Description

NameMGS-15
DescriptionMGS-1 simulant enhanced with gypsum
AvailabilityCurrently available

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University of Central Florida

US

Description

NameMGS-10
DescriptionMGS-1 simulant enhanced with smectite
AvailabilityCurrently available

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University of Central Florida

US

Description

NameJEZ-1
DescriptionMGS-1 simulant enhanced with smectite, Mg-carbonate, and olivine
AvailabilityCurrently available

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University of Central Florida

US

Description

NameJSC Mars-1
DescriptionAverage bright soil
AvailabilityPreviously produced, no/limited stockpiles exist

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NASA

US

Description

NameJSC Mars-1A
DescriptionAverage brigh soil
AvailabilityPreviously produced, some stockpiles exist, may be difficult to reproduce if needed

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NASA

US

Description

NameJSC-RN
DescriptionRocknest a eolian sand shadow, for water extraction
AvailabilityCurrently available

Supplier/Contact

NASA

US

Description

NameMMS
DescriptionAverage weathered Mars basaltic soil
AvailabilityPreviously produced, no/limited stockpiles exist

Supplier/Contact

NASA

US