What is the difference between Cape Canaveral SFS and Patrick SFB? reminds us that the US Space Force now has bases or at least stations. Wikipedia's Cape Canaveral Space Force Station links to the image below which is an inexact replica of what is shown on the official 45th Space Wing photos web page (also here.

The page provides a high resolution download and says commercial use is no allowed without permission. I take that to mean that including a cropped detail for non-commercial use will be okay, so I've included that below as well.


  1. I see both an interleaved right and inverted "T" pattern crossing in blue and yellow, and what look like a two parallel rows of white ovals connected with short line segments in white. What do these signify, how do they relate to the mission of the 45th Space Wing? (tell me it's not a zipper on a space suit!)
  2. The red arrows show what may be a launch trajectory around the Earth and towards cis-lunar space perhaps (they end somewhere near what might be a larger than proportional Moon). Is there any specific symbolism beyond simply "We send stuff to space"?

detail from 45th Space Wing's emblem page https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2000207582/

above: detail, cropped from Source below: Source

45th Space Wing emblem from Wikimedia

  • $\begingroup$ insignia yes, mission-patch no would be my 2 cents. $\endgroup$ Apr 28 at 23:26
  • $\begingroup$ @OrganicMarble I've been googling: 1, 2 $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Apr 28 at 23:28
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    $\begingroup$ not associated with a particular mission $\endgroup$ Apr 28 at 23:29
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    $\begingroup$ @OrganicMarble oic, patch $\ne$ mission patch, I've removed the tag, thanks! $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Apr 28 at 23:30

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