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How much does it cost to launch a rover?

The rover mission and launch are estimated to cost about US$2.1bn.

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Accordingly, how much does it cost to build a Rover?

The Mars Pathfinder mission cost approximately $265 million including launch and operations. Development and construction of the lander cost $150 million and the rover about $25 million.

Also Know, why is the Mars rover so expensive? NASA Mars rovers in general are expensive because : they are usually mass constrained to what the planned launcher can launch. Designing to reduce mass is very expensive. they get charged NASA administrative overheads.

Keeping this in consideration, how much does the Mars 2020 rover cost?

Mars 2020 is a flagship-class mission, or one of NASA's most expensive and robust space-exploration endeavors, with a total cost estimate of $2.46 billion, according to NASA's latest budget request.

Is the rover on Mars still working?

The rover is still operational, and as of March 2, 2020, Curiosity has been on Mars for 2692 sols (2765 total days) since landing on August 6, 2012.

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