Apollo 12 artifacts on the Moon

Non-exhaustive list of artificial objects settled on the surface of the Moon by Apollo 12 astronauts C. Conrad and A. Bean in November 1969. The objects are listed in chronological order of deployment.

Over 300 artificial objects have been identified.

COSPAR IDnametypequantitystatuslocation
1969-099CLUNAR SURFACE CONTACT LANDING PROBESAluminum rod3broken parts?next to LM foot pads
1969-099CLM-6 DPS INTREPIDLM descent stage1landed3.01°S 23.42°W
1969-099CDEBRIS?Little cabin debris?vented outside when opening the hatchnext to LM ladder pad
1969-099CMESA RELEASE LANYARD D-RING PIP PINPin1discarded?still attached to MESA lanyard?
1969-099CMESA INSULATION BLANKETSThermal blankets?discarded?still attached to MESA lanyard?
1969-099C???MESA offloadMESA
1969-099CCONTINGENCY SAMPLER HANDLE LOCKING PINHandtool1discarded?next to LM ladder pad
1969-099CCONTINGENCY SAMPLER HANDLEHandtool1discarded?left on MESA?
1969-099CCONTINGENCY SAMPLE COLLECTION BAG RINGHandtool1discarded?left on MESA?
1969-099CMESA TV CAMERA LOCKING PINSPin?discarded?left on MESA?
1969-099CCONTRAST/COLOR CHART #1Aluminum plaque1fell on the surface, discarded by CDRNW of LM, in a crater next to the contingency sample area
1969-099CINSULATION BLANKETThermal blanket1ripped off from LM ladder strut?LM ladder strut
1969-099CS-BAND COVER PIP PINSPin?discarded?LM Quad I
1969-099CS-BAND COVERAluminum plaque1discardedLM +Y foot pad
1969-099CS-BAND TOP PLATEAluminum plaque1discardedNW of LM
1969-099CS-BAND TOP FOAM PADFoam block1discarded, scattered?NW of LM
1969-099CS-BAND LEGS TIE DOWN STRAPSStrap3discarded?still attached to antenna legs?
1969-099CS-BAND THERMAL BLANKETThermal blanket1discardednext to S-Band antenna
1969-099CCARRY BAR PULL PIN FASTENERPin1discardedNW of LM
1969-099CCARRY BAR (SHIMMY BAR, DEPLOYMENT BAR)Aluminum rod1discardedNW of LM
1969-099CRIB PROTECTORAluminum rod1discardedNW of LM
1969-099CANTENNA REFLECTOR RELEASE CABLECable1discarded?still attached to antenna?
1969-099CTRIGGER GUARD PINPin1discardedNW of LM
1969-099CTRIGGER LANYARDStrap1discarded?still attached to antenna?
1969-099CS-BAND ANTENNAMain communication antenna1left on the surface, blown off during RCS test prior to LM lift-offN of LM
1969-099CS-BAND 30 FT CABLE ASSEMBLYCable1left on the surfaceconnected to S-band antenna
1969-099CLUNAR TV CAMERA TRIPODAluminum rod1left on the surface, probably fell on the ground on LM ascent stage ignitionW of LM, near Quad I
1969-099CLUNAR TV CAMERA 100 FT CABLE ASSEMBLYCable1left on the surfaceW of LM, near Quad I
1969-099CSWC POLEAluminum rod1discardedeither under LM or left in a crater
1969-099C???flag offloadLM Quad IV
1969-099CFLAG SHROUD COVER PIP PINPin1discarded?next to LM ladder pad
1969-099CFLAG ASSEMBLY PIP PINPin1discarded?next to LM ladder pad
1969-099CFLAG THERMAL SHROUDThermal blanket1discarded?LM ladder strut
1969-099CTHERMAFLEX INSULATION BLOCKSFoam block2discarded, scattered?next to LM ladder pad
1969-099CTHERMAL COVERWrapping1discarded?next to LM ladder pad
1969-099CFLAG STOWAGE PIP PINPin1discarded?next to LM ladder pad
1969-099CFLAG LOWER POLEAluminum rod1stuck on the surface, still aloft after LM ascent stage ignitionN of LM
1969-099CFLAG UPPER SHAFTAluminum rod1stuck on the surface, still aloft after LM ascent stage ignitionattached to flag lower staff
1969-099CFLAG HORIZONTAL SHAFTAluminum rod1stuck on the surface, latching hinge broken, still aloft after LM ascent stage ignitionattached to flag upper staff
1969-099CUNITED STATES FLAGFlag1stuck on the surface, flag is hanging limp, still aloft after LM ascent stage ignitionattached to flag horizontal shaft
1969-099C???ALSEP offloadLM Quad II
1969-099CSEQ ALUMINIZED KAPTON SHEETThermal blanket1discardedLM -Z strut
1969-099CSEQ LOWER BAY DOOR THERMAL INSULATION PIECEThermal blanket1discardedLM Quad II
1969-099CSEQ LOWER BAY DOOR VELCRO STRAPSStrap2discardedLM Quad II
1969-099CSEQ LOWER BAY DOOR RELEASE CLAWSPin?discarded?LM Quad II
1969-099CPKG 1 BOOM CABLE RELEASE D-RINGRing1discarded?LM Quad II
1969-099CPKG 1 BOOM ATTACHEMENT ASSY PIP PINPin1discarded?under LM Quad II
1969-099CPKG 1 BOOM ATTACHEMENT ASSYAluminum rod1discardedunder LM Quad II
1969-099CPKG 2 BOOM CABLE RELEASE D-RINGRing1discarded?LM Quad II
1969-099CPKG 2 BOOM ATTACHEMENT ASSY PIP PINSPin6?discardedunder LM Quad II
1969-099CPKG 2 BOOM ATTACHEMENT ASSYAluminum rod1discardedunder LM Quad II
1969-099CPKG 2 TOOL STOWAGE BRACKETBracket1discarded?LM Quad II
1969-099CSUBPALLET BOYD BOLTSFastener w/ spring2discarded?still fixed to subpallet?
1969-099CALHTC GREEN PINSPin?discarded?LM Quad II
1969-099CALHTC LANYARDSStrap?discarded?LM Quad II
1969-099CALHTC D-RINGSRing?discarded?LM Quad II
1969-099CALHTC GREEN UNDERSIDE SAFETY PINPin1discarded?LM Quad II
1969-099CALHTC GOLD PINSPin?discarded?LM Quad II
1969-099CDOME RETRIEVAL TOOLHandtool1discardedunder LM Quad II
1969-099CFUEL CAPSULE DOMEGraphite half sphere1discardedattached to DRT
1969-099CFTT TOOLHandtool1discardedunder LM Quad II
1969-099C???ALSEP deploymentALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CSIDE/CCIG BOYD BOLTSFastener w/ spring6?discarded?still fixed to subpallet?
1969-099CPKG 2 SUBPALLETAluminum frame1left on the surface?ALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CSIDE/CCIG LEFT FRONT GUIDEAluminum plaque1discarded?ALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CSIDE/CCIG LANYARDStrap1discarded?ALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CSIDE/CCIG LEG RELEASE PULL PINPin1discarded?attached to SIDE/CCIG lanyard?
1969-099CSIDE/CCIG DUST COVER SAFETY PINPin1discarded?attached to SIDE/CCIG lanyard?
1969-099CSIDE/CCIG CABLE CRADLE PULL PINPin1discarded?ALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CSIDE/CCIG CONNECTOR DUST COVERDust cover1discardedALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CCENTRAL STATION CONNECTOR DUST COVERDust cover1discardedALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CRTG CABLE REEL BOYD BOLTSFastener w/ spring3?discarded?still fixed to RTG?
1969-099CRTG CABLE AND REELCable1left on the surfaceconnected to RTG
1969-099CRTG (RADIOISOTOPIC THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR)Scientific instrument1left on the surfaceALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CSHORTING SWITCH PULL PINPin1discardedALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CSHORTING SWITCH ASSY COVERDust cover1discardedALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099C???PSE deploymentALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CPSE LEVELLING STOOL PULL PINPin1discardedALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CPSE STOOLAluminum frame1left on the surfaceunder PSE
1969-099CPSE BOYD BOLTSFastener w/ spring4?discarded?still fixed to PSE?
1969-099CPSE GIRDLE PIP PINPin1discardedALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CPSE GIRDLEDust cover1discardedALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CPSE CABLE AND REELCable1left on the surfaceconnected to PSE
1969-099CPSE (PASSIVE SISMIC EXPERIMENT)Scientific instrument1left on the surfaceALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099C???SWS deploymentALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CSWS BOYD BOLTSFastener w/ spring4?discarded? or still fixed to SWS?next to SWS
1969-099CSWS LEG RELEASE PULL PINSPin?discarded?ALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CSWS CABLE AND REELCable1left on the surfaceconnected to PSE
1969-099CSWS (SOLAR WIND SPECTROMETER)Scientific instrument1left on the surfaceALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099C???LSM deploymentALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CLSM BOYD BOLTSFastener w/ spring2?discarded?still fixed to LSM?
1969-099CLSM TIE DOWNStrap1discardedALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CLSM UPPER SUPPORT BRACKETBracket1discardedALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CLSM LOWER HALF OF UPPER SUPPORT BRACKETBracket1discardedALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CLSM FOAM COLLAR PACKINGFoam block1thrown away by LMP, scattered?ALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CLSM FOAM COLLAR PACKINGFoam block1thrown away by LMP, scattered?ALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CLSM SENSOR ARMS RELEASE PULL PINSPin?discarded?ALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CLSM PRA COVER LANYARDStrap1discarded?still attached to LSM PRA?
1969-099CLSM PRA COVERDust cover1discardedALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CLSM DUST COVERSDust cover4?discardedALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CLSM CABLE AND REELCable1left on the surfaceconnected to LMS
1969-099CLSM (LUNAR SURFACE MAGNETOMETER)Scientific instrument1left on the surfaceALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099C???C/S deploymentALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CCENTRAL STATION BOYD BOLTS (SUNSHIELD, BACK, PERIMETER & CENTER)Fastener w/ spring16?discarded?ALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CCENTRAL STATION CONNECTORS HOUSINGSDust cap?discardedALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CCENTRAL STATION ANTENNA CABLE RESTRAINTStrap1discarded?ALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CCENTRAL STATION SUNSHIELD CURTAIN COVERSDust cover?discardedALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CCENTRAL STATION ANTENNA MECHANISM HOUSING BOYD BOLTSFastener w/ spring?discarded?ALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CCENTRAL STATION ANTENNA MECHANISM HOUSING COVERDust cover?discardedALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CCENTRAL STATION ANTENNA MECHANISM HOUSINGDust cover?discardedALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CCENTRAL STATIONScientific instrument1left on the surfaceALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099C???SIDE/CCIG deploymentALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CSIDE GROUND SCREENAluminum grid1left on the surfaceunder SIDE
1969-099CSIDE DUST COVER ASSEMBLYDust cover1discardedALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CCCIG DUST COVER DEUTSCH FASTENERPin1discarded?ALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CUHT (UNIVERSAL HAND TOOL)Handtool1discardedALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CSIDE CABLE AND REELCable1left on the surfaceALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CSIDE (SUPRATHERMAL ION DETECTOR EXPERIMENT)Scientific instrument1left on the surfaceALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CCCIG CABLECable1left on the surfaceALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CCCIG (COLD CARTRIDGE ION GAUGE)Scientific instrument1left on the surfaceconnected to SIDE
1969-099CUHT (UNIVERSAL HAND TOOL)Handtool1discardedALSEP site NW of LM
1969-099CTEFLON FILM PARTSCloth?discarded?MESA
1969-099CSRC PACKING MATERIAL (YORK MESH)Wrapping?discarded?MESA?
1969-099CSRC BETA CLOTH SKIRTDust cover1discarded?MESA?
1969-099CSRC TEFLON SPACERSeal1discarded?MESA?
1969-099CALSCC ISOLATOR LATCH PINPin1discarded?MESA?
1969-099CJETTISON BAGBag1jettisonedunder LM Quad I?
1969-099CISA (INTERIM STOWAGE ASSEMBLY)Bag1?jettisonedinside jettison bag
1969-099CLMP OPS PALLETBracket1jettisonedinside jettison bag
1969-099CCDR OPS PALLETBracket1jettisonedinside jettison bag
1969-099CARMRESTS (CDR LH + LMP BOTH)Bracket3jettisonedinside jettison bag
1969-099CDEBRIS?Little cabin debris?vented outside when opening the hatchnext to LM ladder strut
1969-099CJETTISON BAGBag1jettisonedunder LM Quad I?
1969-099CHAMMOCKSCloth sheet2jettisonedinside jettison bag
1969-099CSLEEP RESTRAINSStrap2jettisonedinside jettison bag
1969-099CPLSS CONDENSATE CONTAINERAluminum can1jettisonedinside jettison bag
1969-099CECS LIOH CANISTERAluminum can1jettisonedinside jettison bag
1969-099CPRIMARY LIOH ECS CARTRIDGEAluminum can1jettisonedinside ECS LIOH canister
1969-099CLHSSC (LEFT HAND SIDE STOWAGE COMPARTMENT) FORWARD SECTIONBag1jettisonedunder LM Quad I?
1969-099CPLSS BATTERIESBattery2jettisonedinside LHSSC
1969-099CPLSS LIOH CANISTERSAluminum can2jettisonedinside LHSSC
1969-099CPLSS LIOH CARTRIDGESAluminum can2jettisonedinside LIOH canisters
1969-099CFOOD WRAPPINGWrapping?jettisonedinside LHSSC
1969-099CURINE BAGS (UCTA's?)Bag?jettisonedinside LHSSC
1969-099CTEFLON FILM PARTSCloth?fell on the surfaceMESA?
1969-099CSURVEYOR PARTS BAG RETAINING BAR PIP PINPin1discarded?MESA?
1969-099CSURVEYOR PARTS BAG RETAINING BARAluminum rod1left on the MESAMESA
1969-099CSURVEYOR CUTTING TOOL PIP PINSPin2left on the MESAMESA
1969-099CSURVEYOR CUTTING TOOL HANDLE RETAINING CLIPPin1left on the MESAMESA
1969-099CSURVEYOR PARTS BAG SNAP STRAPSStrap?discarded?MESA?
1969-099CCONTRAST/COLOR CHART #2Aluminum plaque1dropped on the surfaceNE of LM, in a crater
1969-099CCONTRAST/COLOR CHART #3Aluminum plaque1dropped on the surfaceNE of LM, in a crater
1969-099CSAMPLE BAG #2DEmpty sample bag1probably lost when retrieving sample bag #1D or #3Dnorth of Head crater
1969-099CPOLARIZING FILTERCamera filter1discardednorth of Head crater
1969-099CSESC TEFLON SEAL PROTECTORSeal1discardedeast of Sharp crater
1969-099CSESC HANDLEAluminum rod1discarded?east of Sharp crater
1969-099CCORE TUBE #2 BITAluminum cap1discardedeast of Sharp crater
1969-099CGASC SEAL PROTECTORSeal1discarded?east of Sharp crater
1969-099CGASC HANDLEAluminum rod1discarded?east of Sharp crater
1969-099CLOWER CORE TUBE #3 PIP PINPin1discarded on the surfacesouth of Halo crater
1969-099CLOWER CORE TUBE #3 CAPAluminum cap1discarded on the surfacesouth of Halo crater
1969-099CUPPER CORE TUBE #1 BITAluminum cap1discarded on the surfacesouth of Halo crater
1969-099CHAMMER COATING FRAGMENTSAluminum chips?broke off when hitting core tubesouth of Halo crater
1969-099CLMP HEDC HANDLE ASSEMBLY THUMBWHEELCamera handle part1broke and fell on the surfacesouth of Halo crater
1969-099CRCU CAMERA BRACKETBracket1fell on the surface, discarded or later at 134:03:54 with handle assysouth of Halo crater
1969-099CSAMPLE BAG #13DFull sample bag1probably fell on the surface while looking for auto-timersouth-east of Surveyor III
1969-099CLMP HEDC HANDLE ASSEMBLY TRIGGERCamera handle part1discardedsouth-east of Surveyor III
1969-099CLMP HEDC HANDLE ASSEMBLY HANDLECamera handle1discardedsouth-east of Surveyor III
1969-099CFRACTURED GLASS SEGMENTSGlass?broke at touchdown?Surveyor III instrument box
1969-099CSESC TEFLON SEAL PROTECTORSeal1discardedE of Surveyor III, between foot pads #2 and #2
1969-099CSESC HANDLEAluminum rod1discarded?E of Surveyor III, between foot pads #2 and #3
1969-099CWARPED GLASS SEGMENTSGlass?fell on the surface?Surveyor III box A
1969-099CSURVEYOR CAMERA BOLTSAluminum parts?fell on the surface?east of Surveyor III
1969-099CSURVEYOR CUTTING TOOLHandtool1discardedeast of Surveyor III
1969-099CLMP HEDC (HASSELBLAD ELECTRIC DATA CAMERA)Camera1discarded, empty of film magazinebetween Surveyor III and LM
1969-099C60MM CAMERA LENSLens1discardedfixed to the HEDC
1969-099CSADDLEBAGBag1discardedLM ladder strut
1969-099CCOLOR FILM MAGAZINEFilm cassette1forgotten on the surfaceinside saddle bag?
1969-099CHEDC CAMERA AUTO TIMERCamera timer1thrown away by LMPN of LM
1969-099CASTRONAUT ALAN BEAN SILVER ASTRONAUT PINCommemorative item1left on the surface by LMP?inside Surveyor crater?
1969-099CASTRONAUT CLIFTON WILLIAMS SILVER ASTRONAUT PINCommemorative item1left on the surface by LMP?next to LM?
1969-099CASTRONAUT CLIFTON WILLIAMS NAVAL AVIATOR WINGSCommemorative item1left on the surface by LMP?next to LM?
1969-099CSRC PACKING MATERIAL (YORK MESH)Wrapping?left on MESA?MESA?
1969-099CSRC BETA CLOTH SKIRTDust cover1discarded?MESA?
1969-099CSRC TEFLON SPACERSeal1discarded?MESA?
1969-099CALSCC SKIRT LANYARDSStrap2discardedattached to ALSCC dust cover
1969-099CALSCC CASSETTE COVERDust cover1discardedattached to ALSCC
1969-099CALSCC (APOLLO LUNAR SURFACE CLOSE-UP CAMERA)Camera1thrown away by LMPNW of LM
1969-099CLEC (LUNAR EQUIPMENT CONVEYOR)Strap1discardednext to LM ladder pad
1969-099CLUNAR MAPMap1fell on the surface at CDR ingress, discardednext to LM ladder pad
1969-099CINSULATION BLANKETThermal blanket1kicked out of the front hatchnext to LM ladder pad
1969-099CSPRING SCALEHandtool1left on MESAMESA
1969-099CHTC (HAND TOOL CARRIER)Hand carrier1left on the surfacenext to MESA
1969-099CEXTENSION HANDLEGeology tool1left on HTC?HTC?
1969-099CSMALL SCOOPGeology tool1left on HTC?HTC?
1969-099CGNOMONGeology tool1left on HTC?HTC?
1969-099CTONGSGeology tool1left on HTC?HTC?
1969-099CDIXIE CUP DISPENSERAluminum can1left on HTC?HTC?
1969-099CSAMPLE BAGSEmpty sample bags?discarded?attached to cup dispenser
1969-099CFLAT SAMPLE BAGS DISPENSERAluminum plaque1left on HTC?HTC?
1969-099CSAMPLE BAGSEmpty sample bags?discarded?attached to bag dispenser
1969-099C30 FT SAFETY LINE (10 METERS)Strap1left on HTC?HTC?
1969-099CFILM MAGAZINE DARK SLIDES?Aluminum plaque?left on HTC?HTC?
1969-099CCORE TUBE CAPS ASSEMBLYAluminum plaque1left on HTC?HTC?
1969-099CCORE TUBE CAPSAluminum cap?discarded?attached to caps assembly
1969-099CBRUSH SCRIBER WITH LENSHandtool1discarded?next to LM ladder pad?
1969-099CDEBRIS?Little cabin debris?vented outside when opening the hatchnext to LM ladder strut
1969-099CCDR PLSS (PORTABLE LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM)Back pack1jettisonednext to LM ladder pad
1969-099CLMP PLSS (PORTABLE LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM)Back pack1jettisonednext to LM ladder pad
1969-099CJETTISON BAGBag1jettisonednext to LM ladder pad
1969-099CCDR LUNAR OVERSHOESBoots2jettisonedinside jettison bag
1969-099CLMP LUNAR OVERSHOESBoots2jettisonedinside jettison bag
1969-099CETB (EQUIPMENT TRANSFERT BAG)Bag1jettisonedinside jettison bag
1969-099CCDR HEDC (HASSELBLAD ELECTRIC DATA CAMERA)Camera1jettisonedinside jettison bag
1969-099CHEDC RCU BRACKETBracket1jettisonedfixed on HEDC camera
1969-099CHEDC HANDLECamera handle1jettisonedfixed on HEDC camera
1969-099CHEDC 60MM LENSLens1jettisonedfixed on HEDC camera
1969-099CPLSS FEEDWATER COLLECTION BAGSBag2?jettisonedinside jettison bag
1969-099CSPRING SCALEHandtool1jettisonedinside jettison bag
1969-099CARMREST (CDR RH)Bracket3jettisonedinside jettison bag
1969-099CLHSSC (LEFT HAND SIDE STOWAGE COMPARTMENT) FORWARD SECTIONBag1jettisonednext to LM ladder pad
1969-099CYO YOStrap2?jettisonedinside LHSSC
1969-099CRT ANGLE BRACKETBracket2?jettisonedinside LHSSC
1969-099CREMOTE CONTROL CABLECable2?jettisonedinside LHSSC
1969-099CCDR RCU (REMOTE CONTROL UNIT)Chest pack1jettisonedinside LHSSC
1969-099CLMP RCU (REMOTE CONTROL UNIT)Chest pack1jettisonedinside LHSSC
1969-099CDEFECATION COLLECTION DEVICESBag?jettisonedinside LHSSC
1969-099CFOOD WRAPPINGBag?jettisonedinside LHSSC
1969-099CUCTA (URINE COLLECTION AND TRANSFERT ASSEMBLIES)Bag?jettisonedinside LHSSC
1969-099CDEBRIS?Kapton, Mylar and Inconel debris??blown off on LM ascent?LM landing site
1969-099CMESA BLANKETSThermal blanket?blown off on LM ascent?LM landing site
1969-099CPORCH PLATEAluminum platform1blown off on LM ascent?LM landing site
1969-099CRCS DEFLECTOR PLATES AND STRUTSAluminum rod4blown off on LM ascent?LM landing site
TOTAL300+