Planning for NASA's 2020 Mars rover envisions a basic structure that capitalizes on re-using the design and engineering work done for the NASA rover Curiosity, which landed on Mars in 2012, but with new science instruments selected through competition for accomplishing different science objectives with the 2020 mission.
Mars 2020 is a mission concept that NASA announced in late 2012 to re-use the basic engineering of Mars Science Laboratory to send a different rover to Mars, with new objectives and instruments, launching in 2020.
Illustration credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Note: For a non-annotated illustration, see PIA17273: Artist's Concept of Mars 2020 Rover. For more information, see Science Team Outlines Goals for NASA's 2020 Mars Rover.