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Space Force unveils its logo and motto “Semper Supra”

The Space Force motto “Semper Supra” means “always on top”.

WASHINGTON — The US Space Force has unveiled its new logo and motto as the service seeks to create a brand image and cultural identity.

The black and silver service logo unveiled on July 22 has the delta wing as its central element which is also found in the seal and flag of the Space Force. There is a horizontal “Space Force” shaped logo and a vertical USSF logo.

The Space Force motto “Semper Supra” means “always on top”. It represents the service’s role in establishing, maintaining and preserving the United States’ freedom of operations at the ultimate heights, a Space Force spokesperson said.

The logo was designed by the Department of the Air Force’s GSD&M advertising agency.

  • The black and silver colors represent the environmental boundary between Earth and outer space.
  • The silver outer rim of the delta signifies defense and protection against threats in the space domain.
  • The black area within embodies the vast darkness of deep space.
  • Inside the delta, the two arrows represent the action of a rocket launching into the outer atmosphere.
  • The four beveled elements symbolize the joint armed forces supporting the space mission: Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines.
  • In the center of the delta is the star Polaris supposed to symbolize the lighthouse.

delta symbol
After the unveiling in January of the Space Force’s official seal with the delta wing delta, the service pushed back against criticism that it looked like a Star Trek Starfleet knockoff. Space army officials have pointed out that the delta symbol was used in the 1940s by the United States Air Force and was used in the early emblems of the space army organization. air as early as 1961 and is symbolic of the legacy of military space organizations.

A spokesperson said the delta wing signifies the US Space Force’s upward trajectory through space, represents launch vehicles that send satellites into orbit, and evokes change and innovation.