The United States Space Force, which will officially become a distinct branch of the United States Armed Forces in December 2019, already has a logo. On January 24th, President Trump presented the Space Force symbol in a tweet.
However, the logotype was met with instant backlash due to its striking resemblance to the Starfleet logo from the classic science fiction TV series Star Track. The similarities between the two insignia are striking. As you can see, the Space Force’s silver arrow and Starfleet’s vessel have a lot of visual similarities, even down to the orbital lines that surround both.
The “Star Track” cast members were among those who puzzled over the creation of the Space Force emblem. It is quite puzzling that the administration has accepted a design that seems to have been inspired by the StarTrack logo, especially if the designers were only copying those elements subconsciously.
But in response to the criticism, White House and Pentagon officials note that the emblem of the Air Force Space Command, an organisation that came before the Space Force, also included an arrow, a globe, orbits, and stars, and no one ever claimed that it was copied from the “Star Track” image. It’s clear that the provided logo just borrows the style of the AFSC badge.