By October 2552, the Covenant had found the position of the human home world, Earth, and sent a preliminary task force there. Believing it to be the location of the , an ancient Forerunner relic, the Covenant brought only a small fleet of warships. They encountered staunch resistance, and were initially fended off. A brief reprieve came from the political and religious crisis that wracked the Covenant in the wake of a UNSC operation to assassinate the , and following secession of the from the Empire's hegemony. These events, combined with the fortuitous Flood infection of the Covenant homeworld of , would shatter the Empire's political unity. Nevertheless, by November, the remaining Covenant Loyalists had subjugated large parts of Africa, devastating much of the planet. By this time, the UNSC sent out . The UNSC Homefleet and Orbital Defense Platforms fought with stunning ferocity, but in the end only a handful of ships survived the Loyalist onslaught. However, the surviving Covenant were obsessed with the completion of the , the culmination of their religious beliefs, by activating the Forerunner in . The resistance effort led by Lord Hood, Miranda Keyes, John-117 and the allied was able to prevent the utter destruction of Earth, but only by the slimmest of margins.. English: Emblem of the Air Force Space Command. The centrally dominant globe of the AFSPC Emblem represents the earth as viewed from space, the earth being both the origin and control point for all satellites.. Get the Space Command logo as a transparent PNG and SVG(vector). Happy downloading!.