# Kilometers per Second to Centimeters per Second Converter

Enter the speed in kilometers per second below to get the value converted to centimeters per second.

Results in Centimeters per Second: 1 km/s = 100,000 cm/s

Do you want to convert centimeters per second to kilometers per second?

## How to Convert Kilometers per Second to Centimeters per Second

To convert a measurement in kilometers per second to a measurement in centimeters per second, multiply the speed by the following conversion ratio: 100,000 centimeters per second/kilometer per second.

Since one kilometer per second is equal to 100,000 centimeters per second, you can use this simple formula to convert:

centimeters per second = kilometers per second × 100,000

The speed in centimeters per second is equal to the speed in kilometers per second multiplied by 100,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilometers per second to centimeters per second using the formula above.
centimeters per second = (5 km/s × 100,000) = 500,000 cm/s

Kilometers per second and centimeters per second are both units used to measure speed. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## What Are Kilometers per Second?

Kilometers per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance traveled in kilometers in one second.

The kilometer per second, or kilometre per second, is an SI unit of speed in the metric system. Kilometers per second can be abbreviated as km/s, and are also sometimes abbreviated as km/sec. For example, 1 kilometer per second can be written as 1 km/s or 1 km/sec.

In the expressions of units, the slash, or solidus (/), is used to express a change in one or more units relative to a change in one or more other units. For example, km/s is expressing a change in length or distance relative to a change in time.

Kilometers per second can be expressed using the formula:
vkm/s = dkm / tsec

The velocity in kilometers per second is equal to the distance in kilometers divided by time in seconds.

## What Are Centimeters per Second?

Centimeters per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance traveled in centimeters in one second.

The centimeter per second, or centimetre per second, is an SI unit of speed in the metric system. Centimeters per second can be abbreviated as cm/s, and are also sometimes abbreviated as cm/sec. For example, 1 centimeter per second can be written as 1 cm/s or 1 cm/sec.

Centimeters per second can be expressed using the formula:
vm/s = dcm / tsec

The velocity in centimeters per second is equal to the distance in centimeters divided by time in seconds.

## Kilometer per Second to Centimeter per Second Conversion Table

Table showing various kilometer per second measurements converted to centimeters per second.
Kilometers Per Second Centimeters Per Second
0.00001 km/s 1 cm/s
0.00002 km/s 2 cm/s
0.00003 km/s 3 cm/s
0.00004 km/s 4 cm/s
0.00005 km/s 5 cm/s
0.00006 km/s 6 cm/s
0.00007 km/s 7 cm/s
0.00008 km/s 8 cm/s
0.00009 km/s 9 cm/s
0.000001 km/s 0.1 cm/s
0.00001 km/s 1 cm/s
0.0001 km/s 10 cm/s
0.001 km/s 100 cm/s
0.01 km/s 1,000 cm/s
0.1 km/s 10,000 cm/s
1 km/s 100,000 cm/s

## References

1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST Guide to the SI, Chapter 6: Rules and Style Conventions for Printing and Using Units, https://www.nist.gov/pml/special-publication-811/nist-guide-si-chapter-6-rules-and-style-conventions-printing-and-using