Enter the warp factor into the calculator below to calculate the velocity or warp speed of an object.

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## Warp Speed Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the warp speed velocity of a spaceship.

v = w^{10/3}c

- Where v is the velocity (m/s)
- w is the warp factor
- c is the speed of light

To calculate velocity from a warp factor, raise the warp factor to the 10/3 power, then multiply by the speed of light.

This formula is derived from the technical manual outlined in the Star Trek next generations by Mike, Okuda.

## Warp Speed Example

How to calculate a warp speed?

**First, determine the warp factor.**The warp factor is a measure of the ratio of the speed of light based on the warp scale.

**Next, calculate the warp speed.**Calculate the velocity using the formula above.

## FAQ

**How fast is warp speed?**

Warp speed itself is not on specific speed. It’s a range of velocities based on the speed of light and the warp factor.