Politics Cartosat-3: The 26-hour countdown for the launch begins Updated : November 26, 2019 02:45 PM IST The 26-hour countdown for the launch of Cartosat-3 using PSLV-XL began at 7.28 am on Tuesday. The rocket is scheduled to blast off from the second launch pad at 9.28 am on Wednesday. According to ISRO, the Cartosat-3 is an advanced agile satellite to obtain panchromatic and multispectral imagery with an operational life of five years. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.