Definition of cryogenic
1a : of or relating to the production of very low temperaturesb : being or relating to very low temperatures
2a : requiring or involving the use of a cryogenic temperatureb : requiring cryogenic storagec : suitable for storage of a cryogenic substance
cryogenicallyplay \ˌkrī-ə-ˈje-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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Much of that time was spent painstakingly developing an indigenous, cryogenic engine that uses liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen as propellants, said ISRO's chairman, A.S. Kiran Kumar.
India has long worked towards developing its own cryogenic engine, the upper stage engine technology required to carry heavier communication satellites, as showcased in Monday's launch.
Unlike the Air Force's X-37B unmanned spaceplane that launches on top of an Atlas V rocket, the XS-1 will launch vertically on its own internal engines using cryogenic propellants—
This final cryogenic test will confirm that the telescope's entire optical system can function in a region 1 million miles (1.6 million kilometers) from Earth, NASA officials said in a statement.
Powers was in good company at the cryogenic storage facility Vanilla Ice and Gary Coleman were also preserved in the celebrity vault.
Next, the JWST will travel to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Tex. for cryogenic testing.
Bottom line: cryogenic freezing is not a surefire Plan B. In your opinion, what is driving this need among billionaires and celebrities to live forever?
Instead, the oxygen (and the fuel) usually needs to be stored in a special facility, a cryogenic facility that can be cooled and kept cool to between -361 and -297 degrees.
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Medical Definition of cryogenic
1a: of or relating to the production of very low temperaturesb: being or relating to very low temperatures
2: requiring or involving the use of a cryogenic temperature cryogenic surgery cryogenic arterial thrombolysis
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