The aim of the project is to monitor Mars' atmosphere before attempting to land.
This means the lander could dodge dust storms, which was one of the biggest hazards facing missions to Mars.
The project will be called Beagle 2: Evolution, as scientists behind the plan want it to be linked to the original Beagle 2 mission.
Earlier this week an investigation into why Beagle 2 was lost on Mars said it might have been more successful if the government had given the project more help.
Another investigation revealed that the atmosphere was too thin, making it difficult for Beagle 2 to land.