# Convert Kilometers Per Second to Knots

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

**Results in Knots:**

## How to Convert Kilometers Per Second to Knots

To convert a kilometer per second measurement to a knot measurement, multiply the speed by the conversion ratio. One kilometer per second is equal to 1,943.844492 knots, so use this simple formula to convert:

The speed in knots is equal to the kilometers per second multiplied by 1,943.844492.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 kilometers per second to knots using the formula above.

Kilometers per second and knots 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.

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.

## Knots

One knot is equal to a speed of one nautical mile per hour, or one minute of latitude per hour.

Knots can be abbreviated as *kn*, and are also sometimes abbreviated as *kt*. For example, 1 knot can be written as 1 kn or 1 kt.

## Kilometer Per Second Measurements and Equivalent Knot Conversions

Kilometers Per Second | Knots |
---|---|

1 km/s | 1,944 kn |

2 km/s | 3,888 kn |

3 km/s | 5,832 kn |

4 km/s | 7,775 kn |

5 km/s | 9,719 kn |

6 km/s | 11,663 kn |

7 km/s | 13,607 kn |

8 km/s | 15,551 kn |

9 km/s | 17,495 kn |

10 km/s | 19,438 kn |

11 km/s | 21,382 kn |

12 km/s | 23,326 kn |

13 km/s | 25,270 kn |

14 km/s | 27,214 kn |

15 km/s | 29,158 kn |

16 km/s | 31,102 kn |

17 km/s | 33,045 kn |

18 km/s | 34,989 kn |

19 km/s | 36,933 kn |

20 km/s | 38,877 kn |

21 km/s | 40,821 kn |

22 km/s | 42,765 kn |

23 km/s | 44,708 kn |

24 km/s | 46,652 kn |

25 km/s | 48,596 kn |

26 km/s | 50,540 kn |

27 km/s | 52,484 kn |

28 km/s | 54,428 kn |

29 km/s | 56,371 kn |

30 km/s | 58,315 kn |

31 km/s | 60,259 kn |

32 km/s | 62,203 kn |

33 km/s | 64,147 kn |

34 km/s | 66,091 kn |

35 km/s | 68,035 kn |

36 km/s | 69,978 kn |

37 km/s | 71,922 kn |

38 km/s | 73,866 kn |

39 km/s | 75,810 kn |

40 km/s | 77,754 kn |

## More Kilometer Per Second Speed Conversions

- Convert to Mach
- 1 km/s is equal to Mach 2.915452
- Convert to Speed Of Sound
- 1 km/s is equal to 2.915452 speed of sound
- Convert to Speed Of Light
- 1 km/s is equal to 3.3356E-6 speed of light
- Convert to Miles Per Hour
- 1 km/s is equal to 2,236.94 miles per hour
- Convert to Feet Per Second
- 1 km/s is equal to 3,280.84 feet per second
- Convert to Kilometers Per Hour
- 1 km/s is equal to 3,600 kilometers per hour
- Convert to Meters Per Second
- 1 km/s is equal to 1,000 meters per second
- Convert to Centimeters Per Second
- 1 km/s is equal to 100,000 centimeters per second

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## Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

### Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

- “kilo” – 1,000x larger
- “hecto” – 100x larger
- “deca” – 10x larger
- “deci” – 10x smaller
- “centi” – 100x smaller
- “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”

The u in Until refers to the base unit.