Outlined in the United States Space Force Act, the organisation will be trained and equipped to bring about “ freedom of operation for the United States in, from, and to space” and “provide prompt and sustained space operations.”
It will “protect the interests of the United States in space,” “deter aggression in, from, and to space,” and “conduct space operations.”
While the Star Trek mission statement, “to boldly go where no man has been before” might be one shared by the United States Space Force, the logo appears to set its sights firmly on Earth.
The globe is rendered as a network grid, indicating a keen focus on supremacy over the internet more so than space exploration.
The orbital trail around the globe traces the route of satellites, while the arrow – rendered in similar fashion to a mouse cursor on some operating systems – suggests that computing and AI will play a fundamental role.
As is customary with government logos of this nature, the prominent eight-pointed star is likely esoteric in nature rather than merely aesthetic.