Miles Per Second To Mach Conversion

mi/s

1 mi/s = 5.45454545553719 Ma

Want to convert from mach to miles per second instead?

Disclaimer: We've spent hundreds of hours building and testing our calculators and conversion tools. However, we cannot be held liable for any damages or losses (monetary or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with their use. Full disclaimer.

How to convert miles per second to mach (mi/s to Ma)

The formula for converting miles per second to mach is: Ma = mi/s × 5.45454545553719. To calculate the mile per second value in mach 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 mach we follow these steps:

Ma = mi/s × 5.45454545553719

Ma = 1 × 5.45454545553719

Ma = 5.45454545553719

In other words, 1 mile per second is equal to 5.45454545553719 mach.


Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 2 miles per second to mach is:

  1. Understand the conversion formula: Ma = mi/s × 5.45454545553719
  2. Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 2 for mi/s so the formula becomes: Ma = 2 × 5.45454545553719
  3. Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 2 × 5.45454545553719 = 10.90909091107438 Ma

In summary, 2 miles per second is equal to 10.90909091107438 mach.


Converting mach to miles per second

In order to convert the other way around i.e. mach to miles per second, you would use the following formula: mi/s = Ma × 0.1833333333. To convert mach to miles per second first substitute the mach value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 mach in miles per second we follow these steps:

mi/s = Ma × 0.1833333333

mi/s = 1 × 0.1833333333

mi/s = 0.1833333333

Or in other words, 1 mach is equal to 0.1833333333 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 Mach?

Mach is a unit of speed used to measure the velocity of an object relative to the speed of sound in the surrounding medium. It is named after Ernst Mach, an Austrian physicist. Mach 1 represents the speed of sound, so when an object is traveling at Mach 2, it is moving twice as fast as the speed of sound.
To provide an example, let's consider an aircraft flying at Mach 2. If the speed of sound at that altitude is approximately 343 meters per second (or about 767 miles per hour), then Mach 2 would be double that speed, or approximately 686 meters per second (or about 1,534 miles per hour). This means that the aircraft is moving at a velocity twice the speed of sound.
The speed of sound, and therefore Mach numbers, can vary depending on factors such as altitude, temperature, and humidity. For instance, at higher altitudes where the air is thinner, the speed of sound is lower, and the corresponding Mach numbers will be different.
Mach numbers are commonly used in aviation and aerospace to indicate the speed of aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. Flying at supersonic speeds, which means speeds greater than Mach 1, has significant implications for aerodynamics and engineering design.
It's important to note that Mach numbers are a dimensionless quantity and do not have a specific unit associated with them. They represent a ratio of an object's speed to the speed of sound.
In summary, Mach is a unitless measure of speed that represents the ratio of an object's velocity to the speed of sound in the surrounding medium. When an object is traveling at Mach 1, it is moving at the speed of sound. Mach numbers are used in aviation and aerospace to indicate supersonic speeds, with higher Mach numbers denoting faster velocities relative to the speed of sound.

Miles Per Second To Mach Conversion Table

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

Mile Per Second (mi/s)Mach
1 mi/s5.45454545553719 Ma
2 mi/s10.90909091107438 Ma
3 mi/s16.36363636661157 Ma
4 mi/s21.81818182214876 Ma
5 mi/s27.27272727768595 Ma
6 mi/s32.72727273322314 Ma
7 mi/s38.18181818876033 Ma
8 mi/s43.63636364429752 Ma
9 mi/s49.09090909983471 Ma
10 mi/s54.5454545553719 Ma
11 mi/s60.00000001090909 Ma
12 mi/s65.45454546644628 Ma
13 mi/s70.90909092198347 Ma

Other Common Mile Per Second Conversions

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

ConversionResult
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 hour5793.63870057954 km/h
1 mile per second in knots3128.31405770488 kn, kt
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 speed of light0.00000536820519427535 c
1 mile per second in speed of sound4.69197 c