# Meters Per Second To Kilometers Per Second Conversion

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## How to convert meters per second to kilometers per second (m/s to km/s)

The formula for converting meters per second to kilometers per second is: km/s = m/s × 0.001. To calculate the meter per second value in kilometers per second first substitute the meter per second value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 meter per second in kilometers per second we follow these steps:

km/s = m/s × 0.001

k1 = m/s × 0.001

km/s = 0.001

In other words, 1 meter per second is equal to 0.001 kilometers per second.

## Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 7 meters per second to kilometers per second is:

1. Understand the conversion formula: km/s = m/s × 0.001
2. Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 7 for m/s so the formula becomes: k7 = m/s × 0.001
3. Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 7 × 0.001 = 0.007 km/s

In summary, 7 meters per second is equal to 0.007 kilometers per second.

## Converting kilometers per second to meters per second

In order to convert the other way around i.e. kilometers per second to meters per second, you would use the following formula: m/s = km/s × 1000. To convert kilometers per second to meters per second first substitute the kilometer per second value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 kilometer per second in meters per second we follow these steps:

m/s = km/s × 1000

m/s = 1 × 1000

m/s = 1000

Or in other words, 1 kilometer per second is equal to 1000 meters per second.

## Conversion Unit Definitions

### What is a Meter Per Second?

Meters per second is a unit of speed that represents the distance traveled in meters divided by the time taken in seconds. It is a fundamental unit of speed in the International System of Units (SI).
To provide an example, let's consider a runner who covers a distance of 100 meters in 10 seconds. The average speed of the runner can be calculated by dividing the distance by the time: 100 meters / 10 seconds = 10 meters per second. This means that the runner is covering a distance of 10 meters every second.
Meters per second is a widely used unit to measure the speed of various objects and phenomena. It is commonly employed in everyday situations, such as measuring the speed of a car, the velocity of an athlete, or the flow rate of a fluid.
In scientific and engineering contexts, meters per second is also used to describe the speed of particles, the movement of waves, and the velocity of projectiles, among other applications.
It's worth noting that meters per second can be converted to other units of speed, such as kilometers per hour or miles per hour, by using appropriate conversion factors.
In summary, meters per second is a unit of speed that represents the distance traveled in meters divided by the time taken in seconds. It is commonly used to measure the speed of objects and phenomena in various fields, and it provides a straightforward and standardized measure of velocity.

### What is a Kilometer Per Second?

Kilometers per second (km/s) is a unit of linear velocity measurement. It represents the rate at which an object or particle travels a distance of one kilometer in one second. Kilometers per second is commonly used to quantify high speeds or rapid rates of movement.
To provide a detailed example of kilometers per second, let's consider a spacecraft traveling through space. If the spacecraft covers a distance of 10 kilometers in one second, then its velocity would be 10 km/s. This means that the spacecraft is moving at a speed of 10 kilometers per second.
Kilometers per second is often used in the field of astronomy, particularly when discussing the velocities of celestial objects, such as planets, comets, or stars. It allows astronomers to describe the rapid movements and orbital velocities of these objects.
In the field of physics and engineering, kilometers per second can also be relevant for analyzing high-speed motion, such as projectiles, missiles, or particles in particle accelerators. It enables scientists and engineers to quantify and study the velocities of these fast-moving entities.
It's important to note that kilometers per second can be converted to other units of velocity. For example, 1 km/s is approximately equal to 1000 meters per second (m/s) or 2236.94 miles per hour (mph).
In summary, kilometers per second (km/s) is a unit of linear velocity measurement, representing the rate at which an object or particle travels a distance of one kilometer in one second. It is commonly used to quantify high speeds or rapid rates of movement in astronomy, physics, and engineering. Kilometers per second provides a convenient unit for describing the velocities of celestial objects, high-speed projectiles, or particles in scientific and engineering contexts.

## Meters Per Second To Kilometers Per Second Conversion Table

Below is a lookup table showing common meters per second to kilometers per second conversion values.

Meter Per Second (m/s)Kilometer Per Second (km/s)
1 m/s0.001 km/s
2 m/s0.002 km/s
3 m/s0.003 km/s
4 m/s0.004 km/s
5 m/s0.005 km/s
6 m/s0.006 km/s
7 m/s0.007 km/s
8 m/s0.008 km/s
9 m/s0.009 km/s
10 m/s0.01 km/s
11 m/s0.011 km/s
12 m/s0.012 km/s
13 m/s0.013 km/s

## Other Common Meter Per SecondConversions

Below is a table of common conversions from meters per second to other speed units.

ConversionResult
1 meter per second in feet per second3.28083989501312 ft/s
1 meter per second in feet per minute196.850393700787 ft/m
1 meter per second in feet per hour11811.0189720398 ft/h
1 meter per second in kilometers per minute0.0599999999988 km/m
1 meter per second in kilometers per hour3.599999999712 km/h
1 meter per second in knots1.94384449260854 kn, kt
1 meter per second in mach0.00338929741220364 Ma
1 meter per second in meters per minute60 m/min
1 meter per second in meters per hour3600 m/h
1 meter per second in miles per second0.0006213712 mi/s
1 meter per second in miles per minute0.0372822715 mi/m
1 meter per second in miles per hour2.2369362921 mph
1 meter per second in yards per second1.0936132983 yd/s
1 meter per second in yards per minute65.6167979 yd/m
1 meter per second in yards per hour3937.007874 yd/h
1 meter per second in speed of light0.00000000333555703802535 c
1 meter per second in speed of sound0.00291545189504373 c