I have not mutch hope, that we will see an update this year. Sorry.
And the technology has changed too, there are far more efficient scramjet-flyer for reaching LEO and plasma-engines for space travel. Space 2001 uses technoloy from 1960s, with H2/LOX and nuclear engines. If you really update 2001 any time you should pay tribute to the new technology and insert some ships with it. Stanley Kubrik would do it.
Sorry, but im a little bit angry, dont make people hope if u say that u have succesfully converted some ships, without giving us some Beta-updates of it and dont give release dates like "End of 2010" if real life has intruded u.
From:DOCKINFO 0:0,Pavonis Clipper
Komarov:2001/Komarov-bis STATUS Orbiting Sun RPOS -194795375134.57 8086428233.04 155678375674.27 RVEL -27885.592 1218.819 -6650.648 AROT 44.51 84.04 167.71 PRPLEVEL 0:0.647 DOCKINFO 0:0,Pavonis Clipper NAVFREQ 0 0 XPDR 0 GEAR 1 1.0000 DOORS 3 0.0000 ENGINEDOORS 1 1.0000 HAB 1 1.0000 MALF 2 END