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Dane Schoelen


4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 82-105

Pasadena, CA 91101

Member of:

347C - Extreme Environment Robotics

Dane Schoelen

Robotics Mechanical Engineer


Dane Schoelen joined the Extreme Environments Robotics Group at JPL as a Robotics Mechanical Engineer in 2017 where he has supported a variety of research and development tasks as well as flight projects from formulation to operations.


B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 2017

Professional Experience

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Projects:

  • Mars Sample Return, Lander Testbed, Robotic Arm Mechanical Lead
  • Curiosity Rover (MSL) Operations, Rover Planner and Strategic Route Planning Lead
  • IceNode Oceanographic Float R&D, Systems and Hardware Design
  • Perseverance Rover (M2020), Sample Caching System, Hermetic Seal, Hardware Build and Test
  • Axel Rover R&D, Hardware Development
  • Ocean Worlds Lab, Minos Chamber, Hardware Development