Malaysia Spaceport Project
“Spaceport Malaysia” is a suborbital space centre which will be finished in 2015 in Malacca, the most popular tourist destination in Malaysia. The project will consist of two geographical areas: Malacca Space Center and Spaceflight Terminal, and the two areas will be physically connected to each other.
This new space facility is Malaysia’s first centre for operations of below-orbital spaceplane for space tourism, low-earth orbit research, commercial zero gravity flights, rocket propulsion research and development, in addition to spaceplane development, aerospace themed education and entertainment destination.
Malacca space center will consist of a university with a zero gravity research programme, a spaceplane and astronaut hall of fame, bungalows with lunar architectural concept, a space resort, a space theme park and few conventional developments including a service apartment and shopping outlets.
These developments will occupy a land of 150 acres, 20 km south of the town of Malacca at a place called Bandar Jasin Bestari, which is being developed by Malacca state government as a smart modern township.
This first phase of the project is also planned to be a green energy zone, where hybrid and electric vehicles will be promoted, besides the application of solar energy and rain water harvesting.