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.

Approx. number of artificial objects: 17
Approx. total mass: 8.4 tons

COSPAR IDname typemissionquantitymass (kg)statusdate/epoch (UTC)
1969-059CLM-5 APS EAGLELunar Module Ascent Stage + CM docking ringAPOLLO 1112445EOM, discarded, probably crashed on the surfaceJuly 21, 1969
1969-059CMISCELLANEOUS ITEMSVarious items and gearAPOLLO 11?-left inside LM-5 ascent stageJuly 21, 1969
1990-007BHAGOROMO (KM-L)Microsatellite lunar orbiterHITEN (MUSES-A)112LOS, defunct, probably in heliocentric orbit or crashed on the surfaceMarch 18, 1990
2007-004BARTEMIS P1 (THEMIS B)Scientific probeTHEMIS (THEMIS-ARTEMIS)177activeJune 27, 2011
2007-004CARTEMIS P2 (THEMIS C)Scientific probeTHEMIS (THEMIS-ARTEMIS)177activeJuly 17, 2011
2008-052ACHANDRAYAAN-1Lunar orbiterCHANDRAYAAN-11523EOM, defunct, probably crashed on the surfaceAugust 28, 2009
2009-031ALUNAR RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER (LRO)Lunar orbiterLRO/LCROSS11018activeJune 23, 2009
2014-065ADFH-3A BUS TEST VEHICULELunar orbital service moduleCHANG'E 5-T111150EOM, defunctDecember 15, 2020
2019-042ACHANDRAYAAN-2 ORBITER CRAFT (OC)Lunar orbiterCHANDRAYAAN-21682activeAugust 20, 2019
2020-087AGUIDAO QILunar service moduleCHANG'E 511100active, lunar DRO (Distant Retrograde Orbit)January 16, 2022
2022-070ACISLUNAR AUTONOMOUS POSITIONING SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS AND NAVIGATION EXPERIMENT (CAPSTONE)Lunar orbiter (12U CubeSat)CAPSTONE125active, lunar NRHO (Near-Rectilinear Halo Orbit)July 4, 2022
2022-094AKOREA PATHFINDER LUNAR ORBITER (KPLO)Lunar orbiterDANURI1550activeDecember 17, 2022
2022-156EEQUULEUS (EQUILIBRIUM LUNAR-EARTH 6U SPACECRAFT)Lunar orbiter (6U CubeSat)ARTEMIS I112.8active, Earth-Moon L2 Lagrange point?November 16, 2022
2024-051AQUEQIAO-2 RELAY SATELLITE (CAST 2000 BUS)Lunar orbiterQUEQIAO-2 (CHANG'E RELAY SATELLITE)1712activeMarch 24, 2024
2024-051CTIANDU-1Lunar orbiter (CubeSat)QUEQIAO-2 (CHANG'E RELAY SATELLITE)161activeMarch 24, 2024
2024-051DTIANDU-2Lunar orbiter (CubeSat)QUEQIAO-2 (CHANG'E RELAY SATELLITE)115activeMarch 24, 2024
2024-083AGUIDAO QI + ZHUOLU QI + SHANGSHENG QI + ROVER + LIANJE ZHIJIA + JIAOHUI DUIJE JIGOU + FANHUI QILunar orbiter + lander upper and lower stages + lunar rover + orbiter to lander adapter + docking mechanism + lunar sample return capsuleCHANG'E 67activeMay 8, 2024
2024-083ICUBE-Q (ICUBE-QAMAR, SJTU SIYUAN 2)Lunar orbiter (CubeSat)CHANG'E 616.5activeMay 8, 2024