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Starfleet is a mythical organization from the movie Star Trek. It is administered by the United Federation of Planets, which deals with deep space exploration, diplomatic contacts, peacekeeping, defense, and scientific research. Even though the service is part of the Federation, it predates it: according to the legend from the television series Star Trek: Enterprise, Starfleet was an earthly project. Therefore, most of the team (head office and people) are on Earth. The general headquarters is located in San Francisco, the prototype of which was a real city with the same name. The fictitious organization consists of several divisions: a diplomatic mission, a research department, and the armed forces. It also has an academy, technical corps, command, analytics service, medical section, and tactical service.

Meaning and History

Starfleet Symbol

Star Trek: Enterprise episodes say that the fictional community began work between 2112 and 2136. Then it funded the research of scientists Z. Cochrane and H. Archer. The result of cooperation was the successful launch of the Warp-3 spacecraft in the 40s of the 22nd century.

In a fictional company, earthlings serve as representatives of other races. And not all of them are citizens of the Federation. Starfleet is loyal to this issue and accepts those who wish to serve and meet professional requirements. For non-citizens, a recommendation from any active officer is sufficient. Therefore, among its members are Bajorans, Andorians, Klingons, Trills, Bolians, Betazoids, Ferengi, and many others.

They are engaged in scientific developments, carry out diplomatic missions, conduct colonization, respond to distress signals, transport citizens from planet to planet, and protect against external threats. Later, a military function was added to them. The militarization of Starfleet began after contact with an aggressive and hostile race.

All organization attributes, stripes, chevrons, and other markings, are decorated with a single emblem. It reflects the concept of service and is the material embodiment of its noble goals. Interestingly, this logo is so popular in the real world that it was based on the symbol of the Space Force, the active division of the US Armed Forces. But the management and developers deny this fact, although the similarity between them is clear in form, elements, and structure.

The Starfleet identity consists of a round symbol, the classic earthling rondel, which is most often used in heraldry. A triangular element with sharp ends and a figured cutout is in the middle. Although it resembles a boomerang or a rocket directed upwards, it follows the contours of the Martian dunes – they are identical. The lower cut divides the structure into two uneven halves: the left leg is wider than the right. A gap in the form of a five-pointed star with an elongated upper beam is carved in the center. A fragment of the Universe with white dots is visible through it – placers of planets, other worlds, and galaxies.

The sign is surrounded by an orbit – a tapering line of light red. It starts behind the central figure and ends at a large dot that separates the inscriptions on a wide strip. At the top is the phrase “Starfleet Command”; at the bottom, it says “United Federation of Planets.” The letters are capital, printed, with serifs. Like the central one, the outer circle has a bypass ring of the same color. The difference between them is only in thickness: the first is almost twice as wide as the second. The background for text and graphic elements is the dark blue color of deep space.

Font and Colors of the Emblem

Starfleet Emblem

Although the Star Trek prequels use a group of individual typefaces of the same name, the fictitious organization’s emblem uses a genuine earth font. It is identical to that used in the American organization Space Force symbols. These are classic printed letters of medium thickness with miniature sharp-shaped serifs.

The logo’s color palette reflects the basic shades of outer space: dark blue, white, red. The sign also contains a gray gradient spectrum – from shiny chrome to saturated graphite.