An Information terminal is a computer device that displays information about various Galactic Federation topics, narrated by Aurora Unit 242. One appears in Docking Bay 4 on the G.F.S. Olympus. It features information about the Aurora Units, Phazon Enhancement Devices, the Olympus, and Norion. It is the first ingame mention of the PED, which Samus later discovers being used by Federation Marines on Norion. The terminal is required to be used in order to progress, as it is where Samus accesses her Federation login through Context-Sensitive Mode, which is then implemented into a nearby Key Code. Most of the information given by this terminal can also be found in text form in scannable Galactic Federation Data entries.
"Information terminal online. Access code may be obtained by interacting with this station."
"Aurora Unit - GFDF AU-068"
20 years ago, a team of Federation scientists announced the birth of an organic supercomputer. Its name was...Aurora. Since that historic date, thousands of Auroras have been built and installed. Originally designed for scientific purposes, the Auroras are now used in government, business, and military roles as well. They are given male, female, or gender neutral personas, based on the needs and desires of the staff in the facility they are to serve in. A vast network links all existing Auroras, allowing them access to a tremendous database without peer."
Phazon Enhancement DeviceEdit
"Phazon Enhancement Device - GFDF PX-013"
The Phazon Enhancement Device is based on captured Space Pirate technology. It is being tested by a GF Marine battalion based in the Norion system. Marines can initiate an energy siphon from the supplied Phazon carried in a backpack into their armorsuits. This allows them to temporarily enhance the exoskeletal and weapon systems of their amrorsuits. To date, no Marines have displayed signs of Phazon Sickness, common in subjects who use the Space Pirate's version of the system."
"G.F.S. Olympus - GFDF BB-063
The first of its class, the G.F.S. Olympus was launched 18 years ago from the Federation Shipyards at Aliehs III. Aurora Unit 242 has been on board since launch, the first AU to serve aboard a capital ship. Olympus is the flagship of the Seventh Fleet. The home port is planet Norion. Admiral Castor Dane has commanded the vessel for the last 5 years."
"Planet Norion - GFDF NN-088
Though located on the fringe of the Federation, the planet Norion is of great importance. The military maintains a strong presence in the sector, and the base on Norion is often the first line of defense against enemies that operate outside of GF space. Originally a barren orb incapable of sustaining life, a sophisticated terraforming project designed by Aurora Unit 486 has turned Norion into a hardy forest world."