NASA TDRS-M Mission Patch. New NASA communications and relay satellite was launched on 18 August 2017 from Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida @ 08:29 am EDT aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket. It will join the constellation of TDRS satellites already in orbit enhancing NASA's ability to communicate with the International Space Station.
This colorful patch is a stylized M made of the official state tree of Florida, the sabal palm. Also depicted are the 5th Space Launch Squadron's 5 stars and the phalanx of rockets that appear on the 5th's official emblem. On the right appears a reference to Florida's state flag. The patch depicts a sunrise off the coast of Florida and is an anology to the rise of the TDRS mission.
On the lower half you will find the Launch Vehicles tail number (AV-074) along with the official "Atlas" rocket emblem.