VN Plans to Build SEA’s Most Modern Space Center
According to Vietnamese news site SGGP, the Vietnamese government plans to pour $600 million USD into building Southeast Asia’s most advanced space science facility, to be finished by 2018.
The Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology has been assigned to build a national space center, with the support of Japanese designers and technicians. The facility will be built on 9 hectares at Hoa Lac High-tech Park in Hanoi.
The center will be a hub for research and installation of small satellites for use in weather forecasting, research, exploration, radio-television broadcasting and disaster management.
The director of the STI (Space Technology Institute), Dr. Doan Minh Chung, announced the news at a ceremony marking the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology’s fifth anniversary in Hanoi last Tuesday.