A Space Force spokesman said in a statement that the seal revealed by Trump is, in fact, the new official logo.
"The US Space Force seal pays homage to the proud history of the Air Force Department and the longstanding history of providing the best space capabilities in the world," said the spokesman. "The delta symbol, the central element of the seal, was first used in 1942 by the US Army Air Forces; and it was used in the first emblems of space organizations in the Air Force dating back to 1961. Since then, the delta symbol has been a prominent feature in the emblems of the military space community ".
Major William Russell, a separate Space Force spokesman, said Trump was the one who chose the new logo from a series of options presented by the Air Force Department.
The similarities between the apparent Space Force logo and the "Star Trek" logo were immediately apparent to many Twitter users – including one who was on the classic sci-fi show.
George Takei, an actor who played Hikaru Sulu in the series "Star Trek" and is a vocal opponent of Trump, responded to the tweet saying, "Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this …"
General John Raymond, a former commander of the U.S. Space Command and the Air Force Space Command, told reporters at the time of signing that officers were not in a "hurry" to create the branch's new insignia.
"There are, as you can imagine, thousands and thousands of actions that will have to be carried out, everything from the appearance of the uniform to the logo, to whoever is in the Space Force and who is not in the Space Force," said Raymond. "This work is being planned and will continue to be refined".
Raymond added that "it will be really important that we get it right. A uniform, a patch, a song, comes to the culture of a service and therefore we will not be in a hurry to get something and don't do it right."
"There is a lot of work in that direction – I don't think it will take long to do that – but this is not something that we are going to launch on the first day," he added. .
Ryan Browne of CNN contributed to this report.