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LMS-1 Lunar Mare Simulant

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Simulant Name: LMS-1 Lunar Mare Simulant
Current Status: Available
Fidelity: Standard
Developed By: Kevin Cannon
Available From: Exolith Lab
Publications: N/A

The LMS-1 Lunar Mare Simulant was been developed by the Exolith Lab. It is a simulant appropriate for a generic or average mare location on the Moon.

Since the original LMS-1 was developed, the Exolith Lab has switched to using Greenspar250 as the anorthosite feedstock for the material. This Greenspar250 does not have particles larger than 250 microns and is not representative of analyses of Apollo soils. There is some information indicating that Exolith has switched to BP-1 as a basaltic source material, and it is not clear the extent to which this is being used in this simulant.