Off Planet Research




OPRFLCROSS2 frozen into Lunar Highland Regolith Simulant

This picture is from our initial experiment in February, 2018 which demonstrated our ability to simulate lunar ice; what is shown is one of our lunar Highland simulants in which lunar ice has been frozen. The north and south poles of the Moon are predominantly Highland regions.

OPRFLCROSS2  is a lunar ice simulant based on the LCROSS mission results as reported in "Detection of Water in the LCROSS Ejecta Plume" Anthony Colaprete, et al.  Science 330, 463 (2010);  DOI: 10.1126/science.1186986

The chemical composition of OPRFLCROSS2 includes Water, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Hydrogen Sulfide, Sulfur Dioxide, Methane, Ethane, Ammonia, and Methanol.