NRO uses Earth-devouring octopus logo for latest classified satellite launch

The new logo, designed for the launch of a classified satellite, follows other unique mission logos used in the past.
Posted By Ananth Baliga  |  Updated Dec. 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The US National Reconnaissance Office is known to have interesting mascots and logos made for the launch of their satellites, and their latest is an Earth-devouring octopus.

The agency, which is in charge of launching the country's spy satellites, launched a secret satellite Dec. 5, and the octopus was revealed as its mission logo.

The logo, present on a release announcing the launch, was put in public display by James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence. Clapper tweeted about the launch and put a picture of the ominous-looking octopus on the official DNI account.

The agency's past mission logos include a devil, Odin and an Eye of Providence.

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