Planetary Simulant Database

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Mineralogy

No data available

Bulk Chemistry

Oxide Wt.%
SiO2 43.20
TiO2 3.17
Al2O3 15.29
Cr2O3 0.02
FeOT 18.50
MnO 0.37
MgO 2.82
CaO 9.87
Na2O 2.49
K2O 2.52
P2O5 0.55
SO3 0.02
Cl 0.04
LOI 0.58
Total 99.34

Physical Properties

No data available

HIT-M-1 Harbin Institute of Technology Martian Simulant 1

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Simulant Name: HIT-M-1 Harbin Institute of Technology Martian Simulant 1
Availability: May be available
Fidelity: Basic
Developed By: Harbin Institute of Technology
Available From: N/A
Publications: Zheng, W., and G. Qiao (2020), Mechanical behavior of the metal parts welded with extraterrestrial regolith simulant by the solar concentrator in ISRU & ISRF application. Advances in Space Research, 65, 2303-2314.

Harbin Institute of Technology Martian Simulant 1 (HIT-M-1) is a martian regolith simulant that is mentioned briefly in the publication by Zheng and Qiao (2020) where it is used to create welded parts. The simulant is described as being created from raw volcanic material from the Jilin Province in China. Beyond the bulk chemistry reported here, no other information about this simulant is available online. The Harbin Institute likely has more info about the provenance and properties of HIT-M-1