The recently created US Space Force (USSF) has officially unveiled its logo, along with its meaning and accompanying slogan.
Earlier this year, an image was revealed that many people believed was the USSF logo. However, that turned out to be the design of the seal for the new military branch created by Donald Trump (Space Command). This week, finally, we have known not only the design that will accompany this force in space, but also the motto under which it will be used.
(Always Above) is our official motto and represents our role in establishing, maintaining and preserving the freedom of operations of the United States in the space domain,” they point out on their official Twitter account.
‘Semper Supra’ (Always Above) is our official motto and it represents our role in establishing, maintaining, and preserving U.S. freedom of operations in the space domain. pic.twitter.com/S6cW3ZbHQR
— United States Space Force (@SpaceForceDoD) July 22, 2020
The logo is a sharp delta symbol.
“First used in 1961, the delta symbol honors the legacy of the USAF (Air Force) and the Space Command,” he explains in an infographic published in the statement. There it is described that the silver border means “defense and protection against all adversaries and threats emanating from the space domain.” The black inner border, on the other hand, “embodies the vast darkness of deep space.”
Four silver “beveled elements” can be seen in the internal structure of the logo, symbolizing the joining of forces to support space missions: Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines. The two sharp points that appear to rise at the top of these elements, on the other hand, “represent the action of launching a rocket into the outer atmosphere as an act of defense.”
Finally, “in the center is the Polaris star, which symbolizes how fundamental values guide the mission of the Space Force.”
The USSF was officially established in December 2019. It is the first US military branch to be created since the Air Force opened its wings in 1947.