The LHS-1D Lunar Highlands Dust Simulant has been developed by Exolith Lab for use in dust mitigation experiments and other applications where very fine dust is needed. The Dust Simulant helps researchers focus on the specific harm that can come to the humans that interact with regolith, as well as spacecrafts and other space hardware.
LHS-1D is made of the same base material as LHS-1, our high-fidelity, mineral-based simulant appropriate for a generic or average highlands location on the Moon.
The simulant is not made of a single terrestrial lithology, but accurately captures the texture of lunar regolith by combining both mineral and rock fragments (i.e., polymineralic grains) in accurate proportions. This dust simulant contains only particles finer than 30 μm.
For information on Mineralogy, bulk chemistry, and geotechnical properties, please see below: