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 9 artificial objects have been identified.

COSPAR IDname typemissionquantitymassstatusdate/epoch (UTC)
1990-007BHAGOROMO (KM-L)Microsatellite lunar orbiterHITEN (MUSES-A)1LOS, defunct, probably crashed on the surfaceMarch 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, defunct, probably crashed on the surfaceAugust 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