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474 knots is about one-thirtieth as fast as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, it's 0.03149 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 31.7560 times that amount.
(Orbiter vehicle velocity)
The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 15,052 knots. During liftoff, the space shuttle accelerates to orbital speed in 8.5 minutes, consuming over 1.59 million kg (3.51 million lbs) of propellant in the process.
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