Meters Per Second to Kilometers Per Second Conversion
Enter the speed in meters per second below to get the value converted to kilometers per second.
How to Convert Meters Per Second to Kilometers Per Second
To convert a meter per second measurement to a kilometer per second measurement, divide the speed by the conversion ratio.
Since one kilometer per second is equal to 1,000 meters per second, you can use this simple formula to convert:
The speed in kilometers per second is equal to the meters per second divided by 1,000.
Meters per second and kilometers per second are both units used to measure speed. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
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.
In formal expressions, the slash, or solidus (/), is used to separate units used to indicate division in an expression.
Meters per second can be expressed using the formula:
vm/s = dm / tsec
The velocity in meters per second is equal to the distance in meters divided by time in seconds.
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 = dkm / tsec
The velocity in kilometers per second is equal to the distance in kilometers divided by time in seconds.
Meter Per Second to Kilometer Per Second Conversion Table
|Meters Per Second||Kilometers Per Second|
|1 m/s||0.001 km/s|
|2 m/s||0.002 km/s|
|3 m/s||0.003 km/s|
|4 m/s||0.004 km/s|
|5 m/s||0.005 km/s|
|6 m/s||0.006 km/s|
|7 m/s||0.007 km/s|
|8 m/s||0.008 km/s|
|9 m/s||0.009 km/s|
|10 m/s||0.01 km/s|
|20 m/s||0.02 km/s|
|30 m/s||0.03 km/s|
|40 m/s||0.04 km/s|
|50 m/s||0.05 km/s|
|60 m/s||0.06 km/s|
|70 m/s||0.07 km/s|
|80 m/s||0.08 km/s|
|90 m/s||0.09 km/s|
|100 m/s||0.1 km/s|
|200 m/s||0.2 km/s|
|300 m/s||0.3 km/s|
|400 m/s||0.4 km/s|
|500 m/s||0.5 km/s|
|600 m/s||0.6 km/s|
|700 m/s||0.7 km/s|
|800 m/s||0.8 km/s|
|900 m/s||0.9 km/s|
|1,000 m/s||1 km/s|
- 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