The Malcorian warp ship was the prototype for the first Malcorian warp driven starship that was scheduled for launch in the late 2360s. Its first planned destination according to Malcor III's Space Administrator Mirasta Yale was to be the nearby Garth system.
However, an unfortunate first contact between the Malcorian government and the crew of the USS Enterprise-D in 2367 led to increased levels of xenophobia on behalf of the conservative minded Chancellor Avel Durken. The Malcorian space program was consequently delayed while the government focused on more domestic issues. (TNG: "First Contact")