This download problem does sometimes occur for various reasons, one being that a link to a mirror server has failed.
And the Server status page only shows a few situations. One that doesn't show up, is when an individual program has failed.
Hang in there; it'll get sorted.
As you're a new user, it'd be a good idea to go to the Number crunching section, open the top (sticky) thread called News and Announcements, and then subscribe to it. This will get you an email message when ever some thing is posted there.
It's the thread where we post Things people really need to know.