Data from the Japanese Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (GMS) Himawari (Sunflower) are to be delivered routinely to the Meteorological Satellite Center and are available directly or through the World Data Center C-2 for Rockets and Satellites.
GMS is part of the Global Atmospheric Research Program and is primarily a meteorological satellite. However, its payload also includes a 16-channel solar energetic particle monitor. Its data formats are expected to be similar to the SMS/Goes format for the same type of information. At least hourly mean values of each channel will be published monthly.