Idea 1: The Corporation which owns the station has gotten denied multiple times for government grants or stations to do their experiments but they are 'dangerous'(as proven in my plot story). So, they decide to go out to a back water planet and build a station with defenses against prying eyes of the government.
Idea 2: The Corporation which owns the station is not at all a good one. It is actually one looking to over throw the government and form a more or less market government based upon wealth over politics. In the end, they needed a place to conduct their research into bio-weapons where the government wouldn't be watching them.
Idea 3: The Corporation is one who, in the past helped a factionaized group of citizens in their attempt to take over the government but ended up failing. After wards the government started harrassing the Corporation by sending montly or bi-monthly check ups to make sure they don't do anything stupid like they did before. In the end the Corporation just wants a better work environment for it's researchers and made the station.