Convert Kilometers Per Second to Meters Per Second

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

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1 km/s = 1,000 m/s

How to Convert Kilometers Per Second to Meters Per Second

Speedometers are used in vehicles to measure speed

To convert a kilometer per second measurement to a meter per second measurement, multiply the speed by the conversion ratio. One kilometer per second is equal to 1,000 meters per second, so use this simple formula to convert:

meters per second = kilometers per second × 1,000

The speed in meters per second is equal to the kilometers per second multiplied by 1,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilometers per second to meters per second using the formula above.
5 km/s = (5 × 1,000) = 5,000 m/s

Kilometers per second and meters 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.

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

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

Meters Per Second

Meters per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance travelled in meters in one second.

The meter per second, or metre per second, is the SI derived unit for speed in the metric system. Meters per second can be abbreviated as m/s, and are also sometimes abbreviated as m/sec. For example, 1 meter per second can be written as 1 m/s or 1 m/sec.

Meters per second can be expressed using the formula:
vm/s = dmtsec

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

Kilometer Per Second Measurements and Equivalent Meter Per Second Conversions

Common kilometer per second values converted to the equivalent meter per second value
Kilometers Per Second Meters Per Second
1 km/s 1,000 m/s
2 km/s 2,000 m/s
3 km/s 3,000 m/s
4 km/s 4,000 m/s
5 km/s 5,000 m/s
6 km/s 6,000 m/s
7 km/s 7,000 m/s
8 km/s 8,000 m/s
9 km/s 9,000 m/s
10 km/s 10,000 m/s
11 km/s 11,000 m/s
12 km/s 12,000 m/s
13 km/s 13,000 m/s
14 km/s 14,000 m/s
15 km/s 15,000 m/s
16 km/s 16,000 m/s
17 km/s 17,000 m/s
18 km/s 18,000 m/s
19 km/s 19,000 m/s
20 km/s 20,000 m/s
21 km/s 21,000 m/s
22 km/s 22,000 m/s
23 km/s 23,000 m/s
24 km/s 24,000 m/s
25 km/s 25,000 m/s
26 km/s 26,000 m/s
27 km/s 27,000 m/s
28 km/s 28,000 m/s
29 km/s 29,000 m/s
30 km/s 30,000 m/s
31 km/s 31,000 m/s
32 km/s 32,000 m/s
33 km/s 33,000 m/s
34 km/s 34,000 m/s
35 km/s 35,000 m/s
36 km/s 36,000 m/s
37 km/s 37,000 m/s
38 km/s 38,000 m/s
39 km/s 39,000 m/s
40 km/s 40,000 m/s

More Kilometer Per Second Speed Conversions

Convert to Knots
1 km/s is equal to 1,943.84 knots
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 Centimeters Per Second
1 km/s is equal to 100,000 centimeters per second