STS-103 A-B Emblem variation

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


Official version:


Error version: