Kilometers Per Second to Meters Per Second Conversion

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.

In formal expressions, the slash, or solidus (/), is used to separate units used to indicate division in an expression.[1]

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 to Meter Per Second Conversion Table

Kilometer per second measurements converted to meters per second
Kilometers Per Second Meters Per Second
0.001 km/s 1 m/s
0.002 km/s 2 m/s
0.003 km/s 3 m/s
0.004 km/s 4 m/s
0.005 km/s 5 m/s
0.006 km/s 6 m/s
0.007 km/s 7 m/s
0.008 km/s 8 m/s
0.009 km/s 9 m/s
0.01 km/s 10 m/s
0.02 km/s 20 m/s
0.03 km/s 30 m/s
0.04 km/s 40 m/s
0.05 km/s 50 m/s
0.06 km/s 60 m/s
0.07 km/s 70 m/s
0.08 km/s 80 m/s
0.09 km/s 90 m/s
0.1 km/s 100 m/s
0.2 km/s 200 m/s
0.3 km/s 300 m/s
0.4 km/s 400 m/s
0.5 km/s 500 m/s
0.6 km/s 600 m/s
0.7 km/s 700 m/s
0.8 km/s 800 m/s
0.9 km/s 900 m/s
1 km/s 1,000 m/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