Table 1.

Regolith simulants and initial slope angles

Regolith simulantBulk density (g cm−3)PorosityPermeability (m2)Particle density (g cm−3)Initial slope angles
10°15°17.5°20°25°AOR (c. 30°)
*JSC Mars-10.8710.6372.34 × 10−122.40XXXXXX
Fine sand1.680.3731.51 × 10−102.68XXn.d.XXX
Coarse sand1.70.3655.99 × 10−102.68n.d.n.d.n.d.n.d.n.d.X
  • *Sizemore & Mellon (2008).

  • Laboratory analysis from Conway et al. (2011b).

  • n.d., No data.