Man made objects orbiting the Moon

Non-exhaustive list of artificial objects that are currently orbiting the Moon. It is not precisely known whether some of them have already decayed or not.

Over 10 artificial objects have been identified. Spacecraft that are still in their systemic context, i.e. still operational, are highlighted in bold.

COSPAR IDnametypemissionquantitystatusdate/epoch (UTC)
1990-007BHAGOROMO + KM-LMicrosatellite lunar orbiterHITEN (MUSES-A)1LOS, defunct, probably crashed on the MoonMarch 18, 1990
2007-004BARTEMIS P1 (THEMIS B)Lunar orbiterTHEMIS1activeJune 27, 2011
2007-004CARTEMIS P2 (THEMIS C)Lunar orbiterTHEMIS1activeJuly 17, 2011
2008-052ACHANDRAYAAN-1Lunar orbiterCHANDRAYAAN-11EOM, defunctAugust 28, 2009
2009-031ALUNAR RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER (LRO)Lunar orbiterLRO/LCROSS1activeJune 23, 2009
2019-042AORBITER CRAFT (OC)Lunar orbiterCHANDRAYAAN-21activeAugust 20, 2019
2020-087AGUIDAO QILunar service moduleCHANG'E 51active, lunar DRO (Distant Retrograde Orbit)January 16, 2022
2022-070ACISLUNAR AUTONOMOUS POSITIONING SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS AND NAVIGATION EXPERIMENT (CAPSTONE)Lunar orbiter (12U CubeSat)CAPSTONE1active, lunar NRHO (Near-Rectilinear Halo Orbit)July 4, 2022
2022-094AKOREA PATHFINDER LUNAR ORBITER (KPLO)Lunar orbiterDANURI1activeDecember 17, 2022