Marsupial Rover Mars Society

The Australian analogue rover project, the Starchaser Marsupial Rover was formulated with a longer term vision to develop a family of such rovers and provide Australians which could contribute to the design database for future real Mars rover vehicles. Now based in Fremantle, Western Australia, the vehicle is based on the chassis of a Forward Control Landrover. The FC Landrover is a Series IIA and has a distinguished history as a rugged 4WD military truck, emergency ambulance, expedition and safari transport. We intend the Marsupial rover to be driveable on public roads, since this will greatly enhance its useability.