Just been up in space after the update.

Safe zone round Moon now, and Leaving Ark puts you in the SS safe zone.

Distance between Moon safe zone and SS is 0.9 AU

Distance between Moon Safe zone and Ark entry is about 0.9 AU

I had a run in with a pirate and there isn't enough time to get from SS to Moon safety If you try to run direct. However you can approach the Moon from any direction.

With the removal of landing fees I think this might be a lot of fun.