An official logo and motto for the United States Space Force has been revealed, following the announcement of its official seal in January and its flag in May. The organization’s motto is “Semper Supra”, which in Latin means “Always on top”, while the logo itself is based on a delta shape which has been derided for its similarity to the Starfleet logo from Star Trek.
The Defenders of Space Force sigil was quick to point out that its true inspiration appears to be the Air Force Space Command shield. The official US Space Force Twitter account points out that the form was used by space organizations as early as 1961. Star Trek, meanwhile, debuted in 1966.
So what about the other elements of the logo? The star in the middle is meant to symbolize Polaris, also known as the North Star, the core values and guiding light of the organization. The two arrows are meant to resemble a rocket launch, while the four beveled elements at the bottom represent the four armed forces supporting the space mission. Around the edge there is a silver border, meaning “defense and protection”, and the black background is the blackness of space, obviously.
“The black area represents the vast darkness of deep space,” official Twitter account of Space Force note happily“Some feel fear and dread but we prefer to be inspired and challenged.”
Space Force is the sixth branch of the United States military alongside the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.