The info window on the amar research station had this to say about the site:
In-space research laboratories are often established to circumvent planetside laws and oversight. As a consequence, an entire research industry has slowly emerged among the stars, often leading the planetside economies in space-related research. One inevitable by-product of this relentless expansion has been the downfall of countless outposts and laboratories, whose empty, pilfered husks now lie discarded and forgotten.
A nice little find on my way to the edge of the Galaxy, I'll keep you posted anything else I find interesting.