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UCF/DSI C2 Carbonaceous Chondrite Simulant

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Simulant Name: UCF/DSI C2 Carbonaceous Chondrite Simulant
Availability: May Be Available
Fidelity: Standard
Developed By: UCF & Deep Space Industries
Available From: N/A
Publications: DSI Spec Sheet

The UCF/DSI C2 Carbonaceous Chondrite Simulant was a chemical simulant based on the Tagish Lake ungrouped C2 meteorite. It was also known under the name UCF/DSI-C2-1.

To produce the simulant, individual mineral components were sourced and prepared, then mixed together with water. The resulting mixture was dried to remove the water, then mechanically ground in a rock crusher to achieve the desired particle size distribution.

The simulant was produced as part of a NASA SBIR grant to create realistic asteroid simulants.