Galactic Federation Communications Array
Galactic Federation Communications Arrays are large dishes used by the Galactic Federation as part of a deep-space communication system. Samus finds one set up by the GFMC Task Force Herakles on Aether in the Communication Area of the Temple Grounds, but atmospheric interference on the planet scrambles the distress beacon and renders it effectively useless.
- "Galactic Federation communications array. Target is part of a deep-space communication system. Local interference is jamming its signal. Until conditions clear, it is effectively useless." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
- "We'll be making our stand here. The engineer tells me there's no way we'll get the ship's engines online, and the atmospheric interference is scrambling our distress beacon. If anyone reads this, know that we did our duty and fought well." —Trooper Log for PFC L. Brouda (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)