Kilometers Per Second to Knots Conversion
Enter the speed in kilometers per second below to get the value converted to 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.
Since one kilometer per second is equal to 1,943.844492 knots, you can use this simple formula to convert:
The speed in knots is equal to the kilometers per second multiplied by 1,943.844492.
Kilometers per second and knots are both units used to measure speed. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
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 formal expressions, the slash, or solidus (/), is used to separate units used to indicate division in an expression.
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.
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 to Knot Conversion Table
|Kilometers Per Second||Knots|
|0.001 km/s||1.9438 kn|
|0.002 km/s||3.8877 kn|
|0.003 km/s||5.8315 kn|
|0.004 km/s||7.7754 kn|
|0.005 km/s||9.7192 kn|
|0.006 km/s||11.66 kn|
|0.007 km/s||13.61 kn|
|0.008 km/s||15.55 kn|
|0.009 km/s||17.49 kn|
|0.01 km/s||19.44 kn|
|0.02 km/s||38.88 kn|
|0.03 km/s||58.32 kn|
|0.04 km/s||77.75 kn|
|0.05 km/s||97.19 kn|
|0.06 km/s||116.63 kn|
|0.07 km/s||136.07 kn|
|0.08 km/s||155.51 kn|
|0.09 km/s||174.95 kn|
|0.1 km/s||194.38 kn|
|0.2 km/s||388.77 kn|
|0.3 km/s||583.15 kn|
|0.4 km/s||777.54 kn|
|0.5 km/s||971.92 kn|
|0.6 km/s||1,166 kn|
|0.7 km/s||1,361 kn|
|0.8 km/s||1,555 kn|
|0.9 km/s||1,749 kn|
|1 km/s||1,944 kn|
- 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
- NASA, Knots Versus Miles per Hour, https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/WindTunnel/Activities/knots_vs_mph.html