Stephen just said in the live stream that the next update for Elite will be Fleet Carriers. However in the Community Update (22/10) they've said (emphasis mine):
So are there or are there not going to be any more bugfix updates before Fleet Carriers?
- From now and into next year (2020), the updates will focus almost exclusively on addressing recent and longstanding issues, including those reported in the Issue Tracker, ultimately making the game better.
- We are expecting to have a series of these updates, which will be rolled out (approximately) every three to four months.
- Each update will also include a public beta that will run prior to the update's release, with a dedicated time to address major issues that appear.
- The first of these updates will have its public beta in December, with an expectation that the launch will be early in 2020.