The company's two-stage Electron booster that carried the satellites soared into space at 8:12 a.m. EDT (1212 GMT) from the Mahia Peninsula launch site in New Zealand.
With a design life of three years, RASAT has scanned 15m sq. km and shot more than 2,800 images. The 100-kilogram satellite designed by TUBITAK engineers has revolved the earth 42,000 times.
The analysis showed that the difference in usage between cord-cutters and average subscribers rose from 14% six months before the event to 20% in the month immediately prior and 30% in the month that the cord was cut.
The aim of Iris is to deploy digital controller-pilot communications to modernise air traffic management across Europe's congested airspace and to relieve existing congested radio frequencies.