Height: 920 mm
Width: 545 mm
Length: 910 mm with arm not extended
1250 mm with arm extended
Mass: 2400 grams
Power: 2 x Rechargeable Batteries
Radio Isotope Thermal Generator
Science Instruments: APXS, Mini-TES, Mossbauer, Microscopic Imager, Mass Spectrometer, LIDAR
The VSSEC Mars Rover is a semi-autonomous robot.
The Rover's body houses a computer, electronics and battery. The body provides a strong, protective outer layer with insulated walls to keep the heat in, particularly at night when temperatures can fall to -100 degrees C. See Thermal Safety Parameters.