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478.70 kilometers per minute is about one-and-one-tenth times as fast as The Space Shuttle
In other words, it's 1.030 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 0.97059 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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