Two versions of the STS-103 patch have been uncovered. The variation may be a lot production error that missed quality control, however. The color variations do not appear to be intentional so it would is likely not a be a crew evaluation version. The number of patches produced is difficult to determine, it could be as few as 25 or as many as 100, but likely a standard production run of 50. They were available for purchase at the Goddard Visistors Center gift shop.
The differences in the error version:
- White stylized sun
- White HST body
- Missing sun reflection on HST
- White outer atmosphere
- Light yellow right solar panel
- Green crosshairs