# Meters per Second to Kilometers per Second Converter

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

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## How to Convert Meters per Second to Kilometers per Second

To convert a measurement in meters per second to a measurement in kilometers per second, divide the speed by the following conversion ratio: 1,000 meters per second/kilometer per second.

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 speed in meters per second divided by 1,000.

**For example,**here's how to convert 500 meters per second to kilometers per second using the formula above.

Meters per second and kilometers per second are both units used to measure speed. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## What Are Meters per Second?

Meters per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance traveled 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.

In the expressions of units, the slash, or solidus (/), is used to express a change in one or more units relative to a change in one or more other units.^{[1]} For example, m/s is expressing a change in length or distance relative to a change in time.

Meters per second can be expressed using the formula:

v_{m/s} = d_{m} / t_{sec}

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

Learn more about meters per second.

## What Are Kilometers per Second?

Kilometers per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance traveled 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.

Learn more about kilometers per second.

## Meter per Second to Kilometer per Second Conversion Table

Meters Per Second | Kilometers Per Second |
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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 |

## References

- 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

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