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List of artificial objects on the Moon
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List of artificial objects on the Moon

The following table is a list of all artificial objects currently on the surface of the Moon.

Man-made Object Nationality Launched Dry Mass (kg) Location
Luna 2 USSR 1959 390.2 29.1 N - 0 W
Ranger 4 United States 1962 331 12.9 S - 129.1 W
Ranger 6 United States 1964 381 9.4 N - 21.5 E
Ranger 7 United States 1964 365.7 10.6 S - 20.61 W
Luna 5 USSR 1965 1474 1.6 S - 25 W
Luna 7 USSR 1965 1504 9.8 N - 47.8 W
Luna 8 USSR 1965 1550 9.6 N - 62 W
Ranger 8 United States 1965 367 2.64 N - 24.77 E
Ranger 9 United States 1965 367 12.79 S - 2.36 W
Luna 9 USSR 1966 1580 7.13 N - 64.37 W
Luna 10 (1) USSR 1966 1600 ?
Luna 11 (1) USSR 1966 1640 ?
Luna 12 (1) USSR 1966 1670 ?
Luna 13 USSR 1966 1700 18.87 N - 63.05 W
Surveyor 1 United States 1966 270 2.45 S - 43.22 W
Lunar Orbiter 1 United States 1966 386 6.35 N - 160.72 E
Surveyor 2 United States 1966 292 4.0 S - 11.0 W
Lunar Orbiter 2 United States 1966 385 2.9 N - 119.1 E
Lunar Orbiter 3 United States 1966 386 14.6 N - 97.7 W
Surveyor 3 United States 1967 281 2.97 S - 23.34 W
Lunar Orbiter 4 United States 1967 386 ?
Surveyor 4 United States 1967 283 0.45 N - 1.39 W
Explorer 35 (IMP-E) (1) United States 1967 104.3 ?
Lunar Orbiter 5 United States 1967 386 2.8 S - 83.1 W
Surveyor 5 United States 1967 281 1.42 N - 23.2 E
Surveyor 6 United States 1967 282 0.53 N - 1.4 W
Surveyor 7 United States 1967 290 40.86 S - 11.47 W
Luna 14 (1) USSR 1968 1670 ?
Luna 15 USSR 1969 2718 ?
Apollo 11 LM Ascent Stage (2) United States 1969 2184 ?
Apollo 11 LM Descent Stage United States 1969 2034 0 40' 26.69" N 23 28' 22.69" E
Apollo 12 LM Ascent Stage (2) United States 1969 2164 3.94 S - 21.2 W
Apollo 12 LM Descent Stage United States 1969 2211 3 0' 44.60" S - 23 25' 17.65" W
Luna 16 (3) USSR 1970 5600 0.68 S - 56.3 E
Luna 17 & Lunokhod 1 USSR 1970 5600 38.28 N - 35.0 W
Apollo 13 SIVB (S-IVB-508) United States 1970 13454 2.75 S - 27.86 W
Luna 18 USSR 1971 5600 3.57 N - 56.5 E
Luna 19 (1) USSR 1971 5600 ?
Apollo 14 SIVB (S-IVB-509) United States 1971 14016 8.09 S - 26.02 W
Apollo 14 LM Ascent Stage (2) United States 1971 2132 3.42 S - 29.67 W
Apollo 14 LM Descent Stage United States 1971 2144 3 38' 43.08" S - 17 28' 16.90" W
Apollo 15 SIVB (S-IVB-510) United States 1971 14036 1.51 S - 17.48 W
Apollo 15 LM Ascent Stage (2) United States 1971 2132 26.36 N - 0.25 E
Apollo 15 LM Descent Stage United States 1971 2809 26 7' 55.99" N - 3 38' 1.90" E

Apollo 15 Lunar Rover United States 1971 462 26.08 N - 3.66 E
Luna 20 (3) USSR 1972 5600 3.53 N - 56.55 E
Apollo 16 SIVB (S-IVB-511) United States 1972 14002 1.3 N - 23.9 W
Apollo 16 LM Ascent Stage (2) United States 1972 2138 ?
Apollo 16 LM Descent Stage United States 1972 2765 8 58' 22.84" S - 15 30' 0.68" E
Apollo 16 subsatellite United States 1972 36 ?
Apollo 16 Lunar Rover United States 1972 462 8.97 S - 15.51 W
Apollo 17 SIVB (S-IVB-512) United States 1972 13960 4.21 S - 22.31 W
Apollo 17 LM Ascent Stage (2) United States 1972 2150 19.96 N - 30.50 W
Apollo 17 LM Descent Stage United States 1972 2798 20 11' 26.88" N - 30 46' 18.05" E
Apollo 17 Lunar Rover United States 1972 462 20.17 N - 30.77 W
Luna 21 & Lunokhod 2 (4) USSR 1973 4850 25.85 N - 30.45 E
Explorer 49 (RAE-B) (1) United States 1973 328 ?
Luna 22 (1) USSR 1974 4000 ?
Luna 23 USSR 1974 5600 ~12 N - ~62 E
Luna 24 (3) USSR 1976 4800 12.75 N - 62.2 E
Hiten Orbiter (Hagornoro) (5) Japan 1990 12 ?
Hiten Japan 1993 143 34.3 S - 55.6 E
Lunar Prospector United States 1998 126 87.7 S - 42.1 E
Total Est. Mass 169,399

Notes

See also Timeline of planetary exploration