Designing A Mars Rover To Launch In 2020
The rover for this mission would be based on the Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity rover configuration. It would be car-sized, about 10 feet long (not including the arm), 9 feet wide, and 7 feet tall (about 3 meters long, 2.7 meters wide, and 2.2 meters tall). The arm reach would be about 7 feet (2.2 meters).
In some sense, the rover parts for this mission will be similar to what any living creature would need to keep it "alive" and able to explore.
The rover would have a:
The specific components would depend on current pre-project planning and the development of science objectives.