Libra is the ninth Zodiac-Class Star Fortress built and was created under the order of Mikasa-Taisho after an NMX group of ships slipped into the Daichi system. She wanted to strengthen the 2XF's presence, and make it clear that they were going to stay in Daichi. In a 'showing the flag' move, she ordered the new Star Fortress painted just like any other Star Army of Yamatai vessel.
Unlike the traditional white paint job of the other Zodiac-Class Star Fortresss, Libra is painted Star Army of Yamatai blue, with the Star Army Hinomaru emblazoned on the top of the core. Each of the radial arms has the station name on the top, and the arm designation on the end the arm. Beneath the designation the Aether Shock Arrays can be seen.