# Miles Per Second To Knots Conversion

mi/s

1 mi/s = 3,128.31405770488 kn, kt

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## How to convert miles per second to knots (mi/s to kn, kt)

The formula for converting miles per second to knots is: kn, kt = mi/s × 3128.31405770488. To calculate the mile per second value in knots 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 knots we follow these steps:

kn, kt = mi/s × 3128.31405770488

kn, kt = 1 × 3128.31405770488

kn, kt = 3128.31405770488

In other words, 1 mile per second is equal to 3128.31405770488 knots.

## Example Conversion

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

1. Understand the conversion formula: kn, kt = mi/s × 3128.31405770488
2. Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 7 for mi/s so the formula becomes: kn, kt = 7 × 3128.31405770488
3. Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 7 × 3128.31405770488 = 21898.19840393416 kn, kt

In summary, 7 miles per second is equal to 21898.19840393416 knots.

## Converting knots to miles per second

In order to convert the other way around i.e. knots to miles per second, you would use the following formula: mi/s = kn, kt × 0.000319661. To convert knots to miles per second first substitute the knot (std) value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 knot (std) in miles per second we follow these steps:

mi/s = kn, kt × 0.000319661

mi/s = 1 × 0.000319661

mi/s = 0.000319661

Or in other words, 1 knot (std) is equal to 0.000319661 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 Knot (std)?

A knot is a unit of speed typically used in maritime and aviation contexts. It represents one nautical mile per hour, where a nautical mile is defined as one minute of latitude on a navigational chart. Knots are commonly used to measure the speed of ships, boats, and aircraft.
To provide a detailed example of knots, let's consider a sailboat traveling in the ocean. If the sailboat covers a distance of 10 nautical miles in one hour, then its velocity would be 10 knots. This means that the sailboat is moving at a speed of 10 knots.
Knots are especially important in navigation and maritime operations. They allow sailors and ship navigators to measure the speed of a vessel relative to the water it is traveling in. Since nautical miles are based on the Earth's latitude, knots provide a consistent and reliable measurement of speed regardless of location.
In aviation, knots are also commonly used to measure the speed of aircraft. Airspeed indicators in airplanes often display the speed in knots. This information helps pilots assess the performance of the aircraft, maintain safe speeds, and communicate with air traffic control.
It's worth noting that knots can be converted to other units of speed. One knot is equal to approximately 1.15078 statute miles per hour (mph) or 1.852 kilometers per hour (km/h).
In summary, a knot is a unit of speed that represents one nautical mile per hour. It is widely used in maritime and aviation contexts to measure the speed of ships, boats, and aircraft. Knots provide a consistent and standardized measurement of speed relative to nautical miles and play a crucial role in navigation, safety, and communication in these domains.

## Miles Per Second To Knots Conversion Table

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

Mile Per Second (mi/s)Knot (kn, Kt)
1 mi/s3128.31405770488 kn, kt
2 mi/s6256.62811540976 kn, kt
3 mi/s9384.94217311464 kn, kt
4 mi/s12513.25623081952 kn, kt
5 mi/s15641.5702885244 kn, kt
6 mi/s18769.88434622928 kn, kt
7 mi/s21898.19840393416 kn, kt
8 mi/s25026.51246163904 kn, kt
9 mi/s28154.82651934392 kn, kt
10 mi/s31283.1405770488 kn, kt
11 mi/s34411.45463475368 kn, kt
12 mi/s37539.76869245856 kn, kt
13 mi/s40668.08275016344 kn, kt

## 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 second1.60934400009669 km/s
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 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