We will be bringing down Star Trek Online on 10.27.2011 from 7:00AM to 9:00AM PDT (1400 to 1600 UTC) for an update; additionally, the Star Trek Online website will be offline for maintenance, including forums. We will provide an update once the maintenance has been completed.
There is nothing that says a patch will be deployed. I'm not crazy about what Cryptic currently has for an economy on Tribble, but I think they'd have to be pretty stupid to let it go live with so much angst from the playerbase. I don't think they are.