An alien race built the space station as a diplomatic, trading, and shipping hub. Everything was going fine until one day one of the aliens brought an egg on board for study. The egg leads to an infestation of bug-like aliens. The space station was abandoned with the goal of eventual salvage. Robots were left onboard to deal with the aliens but they have not done their job due to another robot on board (see the upper level). Since that time, a meteorite storm impacted the station damaging several sections.