The Solar Blade and its accompanying stowage vehicle launch as a secondary payload, and release at an altitude of 1000 km or higher. After release, a propulsion unit on the stowage vehicle detumbles the spacecraft and points it toward the Sun. While maintaining a lock on the Sun, the blade rolls release and rotate, and the propulsion unit spins up the spacecraft to 60 revolutions per minute. At this time, the stowage vehicle and Solar Blade separate, leaving the stowage vehicle situated to film the rest of the Solar Blade deployment. Then, the blades feed out in a controlled, balanced manner. The spacecraft will demonstrate attitude precession, spin rate management, orbital adjustment, and station keeping in Earth orbit for a month, Then Solar Blade will attempt an outward spiral voyage to the Moon.