# Miles Per Second To Kilometers Per Second Conversion

mi/s

1 mi/s = 1.60934400009669 km/s

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## How to convert miles per second to kilometers per second (mi/s to km/s)

The formula for converting miles per second to kilometers per second is: km/s = mi/s × 1.60934400009669. To calculate the mile per second value in kilometers per second first substitute the mile per second value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 mile per second in kilometers per second we follow these steps:

km/s = mi/s × 1.60934400009669

km/s = 1 × 1.60934400009669

km/s = 1.60934400009669

In other words, 1 mile per second is equal to 1.60934400009669 kilometers per second.

## Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 9 miles per second to kilometers per second is:

1. Understand the conversion formula: km/s = mi/s × 1.60934400009669
2. Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 9 for mi/s so the formula becomes: km/s = 9 × 1.60934400009669
3. Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 9 × 1.60934400009669 = 14.48409600087021 km/s

In summary, 9 miles per second is equal to 14.48409600087021 kilometers per second.

## Converting kilometers per second to miles per second

In order to convert the other way around i.e. kilometers per second to miles per second, you would use the following formula: mi/s = km/s × 0.6213711922. To convert kilometers per second to miles 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 miles per second we follow these steps:

mi/s = km/s × 0.6213711922

mi/s = 1 × 0.6213711922

mi/s = 0.6213711922

Or in other words, 1 kilometer per second is equal to 0.6213711922 miles per second.

## Conversion Unit Definitions

### What is a Mile Per Second?

Mile per second is a unit of speed that represents the distance traveled in miles divided by the time taken in seconds. It is a relatively high-speed measurement used to describe rapid velocities.
To provide an example, let's consider a rocket that is traveling at a speed of 10 miles per second. This means that for every second, the rocket covers a distance of 10 miles. In a span of 5 seconds, the rocket would travel a total distance of 50 miles.
Mile per second is predominantly used in the field of aerospace and astrodynamics, where extremely high velocities are involved. It is a suitable unit to describe the speed of spacecraft, missiles, or other objects that achieve significant velocities in a short amount of time.
For comparison, the speed of sound is approximately 0.21 miles per second. Therefore, a velocity of 10 miles per second is significantly faster than the speed of sound. This indicates that the rocket is traveling at supersonic speeds and likely in the realm of space travel.
It's important to note that mile per second is not a commonly used unit for everyday speeds, as it represents extremely rapid velocities that are beyond the capabilities of most vehicles or objects. More commonly used speed units include miles per hour, kilometers per hour, or meters per second.
In summary, mile per second is a unit of speed that represents the distance traveled in miles divided by the time taken in seconds. It is primarily used in aerospace and astrodynamics to describe high velocities, typically associated with space travel.

### 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.

## Miles Per Second To Kilometers Per Second Conversion Table

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

Mile Per Second (mi/s)Kilometer Per Second (km/s)
1 mi/s1.60934400009669 km/s
2 mi/s3.21868800019338 km/s
3 mi/s4.82803200029007 km/s
4 mi/s6.43737600038676 km/s
5 mi/s8.04672000048345 km/s
6 mi/s9.65606400058014 km/s
7 mi/s11.26540800067683 km/s
8 mi/s12.87475200077352 km/s
9 mi/s14.48409600087021 km/s
10 mi/s16.0934400009669 km/s
11 mi/s17.70278400106359 km/s
12 mi/s19.31212800116028 km/s
13 mi/s20.92147200125697 km/s

## Other Common Mile Per SecondConversions

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

ConversionResult
1 mile per second in feet per second5280.00109824023 ft/s
1 mile per second in feet per minute316796.553253501 ft/m
1 mile per second in feet per hour19008000.0034062 ft/h
1 mile per second in kilometers per minute96.5606403476801 km/m
1 mile per second in kilometers per hour5793.63870057954 km/h
1 mile per second in knots3128.31405770488 kn, kt
1 mile per second in mach5.45454545553719 Ma
1 mile per second in meters per second1609.34397989479 m/s
1 mile per second in meters per hour5793638.40183993 m/h
1 mile per second in miles per minute60 mi/m
1 mile per second in miles per hour3600 mph
1 mile per second in speed of light0.00000536820519427535 c
1 mile per second in speed of sound4.69197 c