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1 to 10 km per day months to years Minirovers are more modest, battery- and solar-powered vehicles developed in the context of the austere Mars mission concepts that were devised in the early 1990s. The smaller vehicles in this class might not, in general, be capable of travel far from their landing sites. , Mars Pathfinder’s Sojourner) may require their lander to act as a telecommunications relay. Clearly, direct communication is the preferred option. 2) and Russia’s Marsokhod fall at, respectively, the lower and upper ends of this size category.

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