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Lunar and Mars Soil Simulant

NASA's exploration plans for the moon, Mars and beyond created an immediate need for materials science and technology research to enable safe human travel and work on future lunar exploration and long-duration missions. Part of the research requires the use of lunar regolith and Martian soil simulants for materials experiments, prototype testing and dust mitigation of transportation equipment, advanced life support systems and in situ resource processing.

Researchers, educators, students and interested commercial parties may purchase simulant from 15 tons of JSC-1A distributed by ORBITEC.

ORBITEC also produced eight tons of JSC Mars-1A, a Martian soil simulant that approximates the spectral reflectance of the bright areas on Mars.

For more technical information about these simulants:
[ NASA’s Draft Characterization of JSC-1A Standard ]
[ NASA’s Characterization of JSC-1AF (Fines) ]
[ Material Safety Data Sheet of JSC-1A, JSC-1AF and JSC-1AC ]
[ Technical Paper on JSC Mars-1 ]
[ Material Safety Data Sheet of JSC Mars-1A ]

For a resource guide with great educational activities for learning about the moon:
[ The Moon: A Resource Guide on astrosociety.org ]
Mars Soil Simulant JSC MARS-1A SIMULANT
JSC Mars-1A is a palagonite tephra collected from the slopes of the Pu’u Nene cinder cone on the Island of Hawaii. Palagonitic tephra from this cone has been repeatedly cited as a close spectral analog to the bright regions of Mars. The chemical composition is compared to that of a typical Mars surface sample analyzed at the Viking lander 1 site.

Grain Size: 1mm and Lower

Item Size: 2oz Sample $7.50
Shipping & Handling: $6.00


Quantity:
On average, International Shipping costs can add up to $45 to the cost of your order. Larger size orders incur higher shipping, smaller orders incur lower shipping.
Item Size: 2 lbs $25.00
Shipping & Handling: $9.00


Quantity:
On average, International Shipping costs can add up to $45 to the cost of your order. Larger size orders incur higher shipping, smaller orders incur lower shipping.
Item Size: 10 lbs $115.00
Shipping & Handling: $15.00


Quantity:
On average, International Shipping costs can add up to $45 to the cost of your order. Larger size orders incur higher shipping, smaller orders incur lower shipping.
Item Size: 50 lbs $500.00
Shipping & Handling: $40.00


Quantity:
On average, International Shipping costs can add up to $45 to the cost of your order. Larger size orders incur higher shipping, smaller orders incur lower shipping.

Grain Size: 5mm and Lower

Item Size: 2oz Sample $7.50
Shipping & Handling: $6.00


Quantity:
On average, International Shipping costs can add up to $45 to the cost of your order. Larger size orders incur higher shipping, smaller orders incur lower shipping.
Item Size: 2 lbs $25.00
Shipping & Handling: $9.00


Quantity:
On average, International Shipping costs can add up to $45 to the cost of your order. Larger size orders incur higher shipping, smaller orders incur lower shipping.
Item Size: 10 lbs $115.00
Shipping & Handling: $15.00


Quantity:
On average, International Shipping costs can add up to $45 to the cost of your order. Larger size orders incur higher shipping, smaller orders incur lower shipping.
Item Size: 50 lbs $500.00
Shipping & Handling: $40.00


Quantity:
On average, International Shipping costs can add up to $45 to the cost of your order. Larger size orders incur higher shipping, smaller orders incur lower shipping.
Lunar Soil Simulant

JSC LUNAR-1A SIMULANT
JSC-1A standard lunar mare regolith simulant is the 1 mm and lower particle size simulant most commonly used by NASA. It has been produced to support NASA’s future exploration of the lunar surface. JSC-1A was mined from a volcanic ash deposit located in the San Francisco volcano field near Flagstaff, Arizona. The simulant shipment includes an MSDS with chemical and mineral characteristics.

LIMITED INVENTORY: Once the Lunar simulant has sold out, we will only offer the 1mm and 5mm MARS-1A simulant. Order now before supplies are exhausted!!

Grain Size: 1mm and Lower

Item Size: 1kg $30.00
Shipping & Handling: $9.00


Quantity:
On average, International Shipping costs can add up to $45 to the cost of your order. Larger size orders incur higher shipping, smaller orders incur lower shipping.
Item Size: 5kg $135.00
Shipping & Handling: $15.00


Quantity:
On average, International Shipping costs can add up to $45 to the cost of your order. Larger size orders incur higher shipping, smaller orders incur lower shipping.
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