LHS-1D Lunar Highland Dust Simulant

LHS-1D Lunar Highland Dust Simulant

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Developed By: University of Central Florida
Available From: CLASS Exolith Lab

The LHS-1 Lunar Highlands Dust Simulant has been developed by the CLASS Exolith Lab.

Spec Sheet 


Component Wt.%
Anorthosite 74.4
Glass-rich basalt 24.7
Ilmenite 0.4
Pyroxene 0.3
Olivine 0.2

Bulk Chemistry

Oxide Wt%
SiO2 48.1
Al2O3 25.8
CaO 18.4
Fe2O3 3.7
K2O 0.7
MgO 0.3
MnO 0.1
P2O5 1
TiO2 1.1
SO3 0.3
Cl 0.4
SrO 0.1
Total 99.9

Physical Properties

Particle size range: 0-30 μm
Mean particle size (by volume): 7 μm
Bulk density*: 0.70 g/cm3
*Note that bulk density is not an inherent property and depends on the level of compaction

Photo Credit: Matthew Villegas, Exolith Lab