Land rover velars are the most powerful and versatile spacecraft in the history of space exploration.
The first lander to land a rover on Mars, Velar has landed at least nine times on the red planet.
The Velar lander is set to make its final test landing on the surface of Mars in 2020.
The lander, which is a joint project between the European Space Agency and NASA, will use its robotic arm to drill down to the surface and extract samples.
It will also be able to study the Martian atmosphere and surface chemistry for signs of past life, said the UK space agency’s Deputy Director of Science, Andrew Taylor.
The new Velar is equipped with an instrument that will help scientists understand the origin of the first microbial life on Mars.
The instrument will be able measure oxygen levels in the Martian surface.
The landers will also send back data from the lander’s descent and a camera that will be used for mapping the surface.
Velar landed on Mars last month, the first time it has ever landed on the Red Planet.
It took four years to complete the mission and the landers mission has cost the British government about £2.2 billion.