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Rover technologies enable us to explore distant planets in ways we never have before. A functioning rover is a complex set of systems that operate together providing scientists the means and tools to explore remote, or inhospitable environments. Individual systems control the rover’s communications, mobility, navigation, power and scientific tools. Such systems are often integrated and specialized for a specific Rover mission. Lets find out more about Rover Systems.

Typical systems found on a Rover are:
Mechanical, Thermal and Mobility System
Telecommunications System
Control and Navigation System
Power System
Scientific Payload
Manipulation System

To illustrate the variation, and diversity of each sub-system we can compare the various system implementations on the Rocky 7, Sojourner, and Mars Exploration Rovers.
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