Land rover landing will take place in the next few weeks, according to a spokesperson for the Australian Government.
It is part of an ongoing project to land the world’s first land rover.
The first lander is set to land in the desert of Australia on March 6, and scientists will be looking for a suitable site to set up the rover to carry out its first mission.
Scientists are hoping to use the rover’s antennae to pick up signals from the surface of the planet.
The first rover mission has already begun, and has already successfully landed a rover on Mars and returned samples from the planet’s surface.
“I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know this: Australia will be at the forefront of exploration, we will be leading the way in space, we are leading the international community in the space race, and we will bring back the world to the stars,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said last year.
“So the next couple of years, when the lander arrives, we’ll all be thinking, ‘How did we do it?”
We are going to be one of the first nations to make it to Mars,” he said.
A lander will carry out a series of tests to see how well the landers surface will hold up to its weight and how well it will survive in the harsh conditions of space.
In the event of the landings success, Australia will have an international space programme, including the Australian Space Agency, NASA and the European Space Agency.