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655 kilometers per minute is about one-and-two-fifths times as fast as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, it's 1.40980 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 0.709320 times that amount.
(Orbiter vehicle velocity)
The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 464.620 kilometers per minute. 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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