MPC Status Page

Current MPC status

This page describes enhancements to and problems that have occurred with the MPC's webpages and scripts and the fixes that have been made. Resolved problems will remain in the Older MPC statuses section below. This page will also try and give advance notice of the unavailability of these services due to network maintenance.
Unless otherwise indicated, all times on this page are UTC times.

Any enquiries to the MPC can be addressed via the Jira Helpdesk.

title description utcdatetime
MPC Preparation Mode The MPC is in preparation mode. Further details on what this means can be found here 2024 05 15 16:16

Older MPC statuses

title description utcdatetime
MPC Preparation Mode The MPC is in preparation mode. Further details on what this means can be found here 2024 05 15 16:16
Normal operations Report problems or direct any questions here 2024 04 17 18:41
Database-related problems As of today (Apr. 17, 2024) MPC is encountering database related-issues. The submissions and processing are currently delayed and we suggest the submitters not to submit any large batches until the problem is solved. We are working on the solution. Please direct any questions here here 2024 04 17 16:52
MPC Preparation Mode The MPC is in preparation mode. Further details on what this means can be found here 2024 03 29 21:52
Problems with Daily Orbit Update The MPC is aware that problems occurred during the creation and publication of today's DOU. We are working to correct the problem. 2024 03 29 15:31
MPC Preparation Mode The MPC is in preparation mode. Further details on what this means can be found here 2024 03 22 16:41
Normal operations Report problems or direct any questions here 2024 02 23 13:58
MPChecker Fault The MPChecker routine is currently not properly searching all known objects (and hence is missing potential matches between some observations and some known objects). The MPC is working to restore full service. 2024 02 22 21:41
Normal operations Report problems or direct any questions here 2024 02 16 20:01
MPC Preparation Mode The MPC is in preparation mode. Further details on what this means can be found here 2024 02 01 18:42
Normal operations Report problems or direct any questions here 2024 01 29 14:59
The MPC's main web server will be down for maintenance around 10:30am on 25 January 2024 This is an advanced notice that the MPC's main web server will be unavailable for a brief period of time on 25 January 2024 around 10:30am local time (15:30 UTC) for maintenance. During this time the MPC's website will be unavailable, and submissions will not be accepted. Please plan your schedules accordingly. We hope that the server will be unavailable for less than 30 minutes, but we will keep the community posted with updates as needed. 2024 01 18 15:29
Normal operations Please note that the MPC team is currently experiencing reduced staffing during the Christmas holidays. As a result, there might be delays in resolving medium and low priority helpdesk tickets. We appreciate your patience during this time. Urgent matters will be prioritized, but please expect longer response times than usual. Report problems or direct any questions here 2023 12 21 22:55
Normal operations Operations are back to normal. Report problems or direct any questions here 2023 12 19 01:08
NEOCP operations delayed The MPC is experiencing some delay in posting observations on the NEOCP. We are working on resolving the problem. 2023 12 18 21:02
Normal operations Report problems or direct any questions here 2023 12 10 16:24
Submissions restored Submissions can now be received and processed. We are working to restore access to the db_search and the replicated copy of the MPC's mariadb database. 2023 12 09 02:42
Normal operations Report problems or direct any questions here 2023 12 09 02:37
Problems with the db_search web page The MPC is experiencing problems with our public server. Currently the db_search page is not working. We understand the severity of the problem and are working to find a solution. Submission are also affected by this problem. 2023 12 08 21:10
Problems with the db_search web page The MPC is experiencing problems with our public server. Currently the db_search page is not working. We understand the severity of the problem and are working to find a solution. 2023 12 08 20:51
Normal operations Report problems or direct any questions here 2023 12 04 18:40
Processing Pause for ~15 mins at 18:15 UTC The MPC's processing pipeline will pause for approx 15 mins at 18:15 UTC. During this time the MPC will continue to receive submissions, but will not process or publish observations during the pause. 2023 12 04 18:04
Normal operations Report problems or direct any questions here 2023 12 04 16:36
Normal operations Report problems or direct any questions here 2023 12 04 16:29
MPC Preparation Mode Postgres database replication has been restored by SBN. The MPC is in preparation mode. Further details on what this means can be found here 2023 12 03 22:13
Postgres Database Replication Error Replication of the MPC's postgres database to external users is performed via the Univ. of Maryland’s Small Bodies Node (SBN). The SBN’s postgres server is experiencing problems (that started around 2023-12-03 08:11 UTC) that are preventing external users from receiving replicated data. We will update the status when more information is available. 2023 12 03 17:05
MPC Preparation Mode Problems with the MPC db_search page have been resolved. The MPC is now in preparation mode. Further details on what this means can be found here 2023 11 18 16:37
Problems with the db_search web page The MPC is experiencing problems with our public server. Currently the db_search page is not working. We understand the severity of the problem and are working to find a solution. 2023 11 18 14:48
Normal operations Problems with the website & submission-receipt have been rectified. Report problems or direct any questions here 2023 11 18 13:13
Problems receiving submissions. The MPC is experiencing problems with our public server. These problems are preventing us from receiving any submissions sent directly to our server (e.g. to "https://minorplanetcenter.net/submit_obs", "https://minorplanetcenter.net/submit_xml" or "https://minorplanetcenter.net/submit_psv"). We understand the severity of the problem and are working to find a solution. 2023 11 18 13:03
Normal operations Publication of the MPC's "mpcbeta" replication stream has been restored. Report problems or direct any questions here 2023 11 02 12:40
Postgres mpcbeta replication The replication of the MPC's postgres publication named "mpcbeta" (containing neocp-related tables) is currently suspended due to technical difficulties. We are working to restore this publication. All other services remain operational. 2023 11 02 02:32
Normal operations Report problems or direct any questions here 2023 10 02 16:09
MPC Preparation Mode The MPC is in preparation mode. Further details on what this means can be found here 2023 09 12 13:48
Normal operations Report problems or direct any questions here 2023 09 05 15:59
MPC Submission Receipt Restored The MPC has now restored the server used to receive and process submissions sent directly to "https://minorplanetcenter.net/submit_obs", "https://minorplanetcenter.net/submit_xml" and "https://minorplanetcenter.net/submit_psv". Observers who would like to submit their observations to the above urls are welcome to do so. If any problems are experienced or any unusual behavior is observed, please let us know via our Jira helpdesk: https://mpc-service.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portals We emphasize that the MPC is still experiencing other problems with our public server, in particular those services that require data from our public-database. We are continuing to work on fixing these problems. 2023 09 01 11:07
Problems Receiving Submissions The MPC is experiencing problems with our public server (specifically with Ruby on Rails). These problems are preventing use of a number of our online services, and are preventing us from receiving any submissions sent directly to our server (e.g. to "https://minorplanetcenter.net/submit_obs", "https://minorplanetcenter.net/submit_xml" or "https://minorplanetcenter.net/submit_psv"). We understand the severity of the problem and are working to find a solution. 2023 08 31 00:44
Normal operations Report problems or direct any questions here 2023 07 20 20:06
MPC Preparation Mode The MPC is in preparation mode. Further details on what this means can be found here 2023 07 10 16:36
MPC planned power outage - Saturday 8 July 2023 Power has been restored, MPC systems have restarted, operations have resumed and we are processing the backlog of submissions received during the course of the day. An orbit update MPEC will be issued in a couple of hours (after the backlog of submissions has been cleared). 2023 07 08 18:22
MPC planned power outage - Saturday 8 July 2023 There is a planned power outage at the facility where the MPC's pipeline servers reside. The outage is scheduled to take place on Saturday 8 July 2023 from 09:00 UT to 19:00 UT. As such an editorial notice was also issued. See here 2023 07 08 09:16
MPC planned power outage - Saturday 8 July 2023 There is a planned power outage at the facility where the MPC's pipeline servers reside. The outage is scheduled to take place on Saturday 8 July 2023 from 09:00 UT to 19:00 UT. As such an editorial notice was also issued. See here 2023 07 07 13:21
MPC Preparation Mode The MPC is in preparation mode. Further details on what this means can be found here 2023 07 06 14:28
MPC planned power outage - Saturday 8 July 2023 There is a planned power outage at the facility where the MPC's pipeline server s reside. The outage is scheduled to take place on Saturday 8 July 2023 from 09:00 UT to 19:00 UT. As such an editorial notice was also issued. See here 2023 07 05 14:23
Postgres Replication: Restoration in Progress The MPC's postgres database experienced some problems this afternoon/evening that prevented replication from the MPC to the SBN. We believe that we have restored replication, but it will take a while for the systems to equilibrate and for all the data to flow-out to subscribers. 2023 07 04 00:25
Postgres Replication Issue The MPC's postgres database is currently experiencing some problems that are preventing replication from the MPC to the SBN. We are working to restore replication. 2023 07 03 23:55
MPC planned power outage - Saturday 8 July 2023 There is a planned power outage at the facility where the MPC's pipeline servers reside. The outage is scheduled to take place on Saturday 8 July 2023 from 09:00 UT to 19:00 UT. As such an editorial notice was also issued. See here 2023 06 29 18:15
Normal operations Report problems or direct any questions here 2023 04 27 19:04
Problem with mpcorb_extended.json files We have been alerted to an error in the mpcorb_extended.json files. We are working to rectify the problem. 2023 04 26 13:52
Normal operations Report problems or direct any questions here 2023 04 21 15:52
MPC Preparation Mode The MPC is in preparation mode. Further details on what this means can be found here 2023 04 17 20:18
Web server interruption The MPC experienced minor technical issues this afternoon for a few minutes, requiring our web-servers to be restarted. All services have been restored. 2023 04 17 20:18
MPC Preparation Mode The MPC is in preparation mode. Further details on what this means can be found here 2023 04 11 14:46
Minor Technical Issue The MPC experienced minor technical issues this morning for a few minutes, requiring our processing servers to be restarted. All services have been restored. 2023 04 11 14:45
Normal operations Report problems or direct any questions here 2023 03 15 20:18