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526 kilometers per second is about 70 times as fast as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, it's 67.9270 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 0.014722 times that amount.
(Orbiter vehicle velocity)
The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 7.74360 kilometers per second. 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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