# Kilometers Per Second to Centimeters Per Second Conversion

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

**Results in Centimeters Per Second:**

## How to Convert Kilometers Per Second to Centimeters Per Second

To convert a kilometer per second measurement to a centimeter per second measurement, multiply the speed by the conversion ratio. One kilometer per second is equal to 100,000 centimeters per second, so use this simple formula to convert:

The speed in centimeters per second is equal to the 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.

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

## Kilometers Per Second

Kilometers per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance travelled 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.

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Kilometers per second can be expressed using the formula:

v_{km/s} = d_{km}t_{sec}

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

## Centimeters Per Second

Centimeters per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance travelled 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:

v_{m/s} = d_{cm}t_{sec}

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

Kilometers Per Second | Centimeters Per Second |
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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

- 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