The Data Uplink is a data-extraction device of Galactic Federation origin. It is present on the crashed G.F.S. Daedalus, having survived whatever caused the ship's crash. The Data Uplink is involved in a mission in Metroid Prime: Federation Force, M11: Uplink, where the Federation Force enters the ship in order to extract the data from it. This takes a few minutes, during which time they come under attack from an onslaught of Space Pirates and Eyeflyers. The Force must fend off the Pirates while waiting for the Uplink to finish downloading, and ensuring it remains intact. If it is destroyed, the mission is failed and must be restarted. It can be repaired with Repair Capsules and protected with Shield Generators.