The facility housed a giant Marker using a similar structural design used in the large Marker chamber on Titan Station. The structural design provided control over the exposure of the Marker and prevented it's signal from being released to the general public.
While on patrol near the facility, Sergeant John Carver witnessed an attack on the facility. The attack destroyed the surrounding facility structure, exposing a Red Marker. Moments later, the Red Marker activated and unleashed a surge of electromagnetic energy powerful enough to shut down the flight control system of a ship in orbit. A Necromorph outbreak ensued following the activation of the Marker.