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MESR - Mars Exploration Science Rover

Science rover.

Technical details

Target destination Mars
Size (Length, width, height) 2.28 m x 1.62 m x 1.85 m
Mass 250 kg
Can carry 70 kg
Speed 0.4 km/h
Powered by Electrical power, batteries recharged by on board solar panel


The six-wheeled rover can carry a robotic arm equipped with a microscope and mini-corer to drill into rocks, take sample and perform analysis of rocks using its high definition microscope instrument.

Built by

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA).


BRP, UTIAS-ASRL, UTIAS-Space Flight Laboratory (SFL), The University of Western Ontario, McGill University, Memorial University, Brock University, York University, University of Winnipeg, Turquoise Technology.

Photos of rover

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